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Cooper Mastercraft Tire Recall

Individuals and families who have outfitted their vehicles with Cooper Mastercraft tires need to constantly check to see if the Department of Transportation (DOT) or National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) have issued have issued recalls affecting them. Some models have been known to experience broken ply cords and liner tearing, both of which place vehicles at a heightened risk of crashing because of a blowout, tread separation, underinflation, rollover or roof crush.

Make / Models:

COOPER / MASTERCRAFT

HERCULES / P22570R15

Recall Number:

98T004000

Summary:

TIRE DESCRIPTION: COOPER TRENDSETTER SE, SERIAL NUMBERS 3DUUC2J358 AND 3DUUC2J368 (AUGUST 30 THROUGH SEPTEMBER 12, 1998); MASTERCRAFT A/S IV, SERIAL NUMBERS 3DUUFF7338, 3DUUFFU348, AND 3DUUFFU358 (AUGUST 16 THROUGH SEPTEMBER 5, 1998); AND HERCULES MRX PLUS IV, SERIAL NUMBERS 3DUUHNM338 (MANUFACTURED AUGUST 16 THROUGH AUGUST 22, 1998) P225/70R15 TUBELESS RADIAL STANDARD LOAD TIRES. THESE TIRES MAY NOT HAVE ADEQUATE RUBBER COVERAGE ON THE BELT EDGE DUE TO LOW TREAD GAUGE UNDER THE SHOULDER SLOTS.

Consequence:

IF SEPARATION IS NOT DETECTED, CONTINUED USE CAN CAUSE THE PLY CORDS TO BREAK AND THE TUBELESS LINER TO TEAR, CASUING A LOSS OF AIR.

Remedy:

DEALERS WILL INSPECT THESE TIRES AND REPLACE, MOUNT AND BALANCE THE NEW TIRE AT NO CHARGE.

Notes:

OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN NOVEMBER 20, 1998. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR TIRES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT COOPER AT 1-800-854-6288. ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).

SOURCE: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

WARNING: Please Read The Following

Do You Have a Cooper Mastercraft Product Liability Lawsuit?

In the event you or a loved one have suffered a serious injury as a direct result of a defective Cooper Mastercraft tire, it is integral that you call a personal injury attorney with experience in product liability as soon as possible. He or she is available to answer any questions you may have about the investigation or litigation process. Also make sure to keep in your possession everything that may be used as evidence, particularly your vehicle, tire pieces and broken treads. Never send them back to the manufacturer – this could preclude you from receiving the recovery amount you deserve.

NHTSA and Cooper Tire Research

Defective tire recalls, such as the one affecting Cooper Mastercraft tires, are the domain of the Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). In addition, these bureaus create national standards for tire safety, and hold manufacturers to them. Read more about their relationship with Cooper:

Cooper Mastercraft Accident and Serious Injury Litigation

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