Cooper Discoverer H/T Tire Recall


Make / Models:

COOPER / DISCOVERER H/T

Recall Number:

05T014000

Summary:

CERTAIN COOPER DISCOVERER H/T TIRES, SIZE 235/65R17, MANUFACTURED BETWEEN MAY 1 AND MAY 21, 2005. THESE TIRES WERE MOLDED WITH AN INCORRECT PSI RATING WHICH FAILS TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 109, NEW PNEUMATIC TIRES.

Consequence:

IF THE CUSTOMER INFLATES HIS/HER TIRE TO THE 35 P.S.I. INFLATION PRESSURE MARKED ON THE DOT SERIAL SIDE OF THE TIRE RATHER THAN THE VEHICLE MANUFACTURER'S RECOMMENDED INFLATION PRESSURE, THE TIRE MAY BE UNDER-INFLATED CAUSING THE TIRE TO WEAR PREMATURELY, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A VEHICLE CRASH.

Remedy:

COOPER TIRE WILL NOTIFY ITS CUSTOMERS AND REPLACE THE TIRES IF NECESSARY. THE RECALL BEGAN JULY 15, 2005. OWNERS MAY CONTACT COOPER TIRE CONSUMER RELATIONS AT 800-854-6288.

Notes:

CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.


SOURCE: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

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