Cooper Durango Radial XTR Tire Recall

Damaged or defective Cooper Durango Radial XTR tires up the chances of a vehicle experiencing a roof crush, tread separation, blowout, rollover or other serious injury that may seriously injure or kill drivers and passengers. Stay informed about the latest recall news regarding the model to help keep American streets as safe as possible.

Make / Models:

COOPER / COOPER DISCOVERER S/T

COOPER / DEAN MUD TERRAIN RADIAL SXT

COOPER / DURANGO RADIAL XTR

COOPER / MASTERCRAFT COURSER C/T

MICKEY THOMPSON / DICK CEPEK RADIAL F-C II

TBC CORPORATION / MESA C/T

TRANSAMERICAN AUTO PARTS / PRO COMP XTREME A/T

TREADWAYS CORPORATION / TEMPRA TRAILCUTTER RADIAL RT

Recall Number:

06T003000

Summary:

CERTAIN COOPER DICK CEPEK RADIAL F-C II, MESA C/T, TEMPRA TRAILCUTTER RADIAL RT, COOPER DISCOVERER S/T, DURANGO RADIAL XTR, MASTERCRAFT COURSER C/T, DEAN MUD TERRAIN RADIAL SXT, SIZE LT285/75R16, AND PRO COMP XTREME A/T, SIZE 38.50X14.50R20LT, LIGHT TRUCK TIRES MANUFACTURED BETWEEN FEBRUARY 1, 2004, AND JANUARY 21, 2006. THESE TIRES MAY NOT HAVE ADEQUATE RUBBER COVERAGE OF THE BELT EDGE DUE TO LOW TREAD GAUGE IN THE SHOULDER SLOT AREA OF THE TIRE. WHEN THIS CONDITION EXISTS, IT MAY EVENTUALLY CAUSE CRACKING AT THE BASE OF THE SHOULDER SLOTS RESULTING IN EXPOSED BELT WIRE WHICH COULD LEAD TO ACCELERATED BELT DEGRADATION, WHICH COULD RESULT IN A SEPARATION. IF THE SEPARATION IS NOT DETECTED, CONTINUED USE MAY CAUSE THE PLY CORDS TO BREAK AND THE TUBELESS LINER TO TEAR AND LOSE THE INFLATING AIR.

Consequence:

LOSS OF AIR MIGHT RESULT IN LOSS OF STEERING CONTROL WITH VEHICLE CRASH THE POTENTIAL OCCURRENCE.

Remedy:

COOPER WILL NOTIFY ITS OWNERS AND REPLACE THE TIRES FREE OF CHARGE. OWNERS ARE BEING WARNED TO AVOID DRIVING AT HIGHWAY SPEEDS UNTIL THE TIRES HAVE BEEN INSPECTED AND REPLACED. THE RECALL BEGAN ON FEBRUARY 10, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT COOPER TIRE CONSUMER RELATIONS AT 800-854-6288.

Notes:

COOPER TIRE RECALL NO. 145. CUSTOMERS MAY 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)

WARNING: Please Read The Following

Do You Have a Cooper Tire Failure Case?

Tire and vehicle manufacturers, including Cooper, can be held accountable when passengers and drivers die or experience serious injuries in rollovers, roof crushes, tire blowouts, tread separations and other major accidents. In these events, make sure to maintain possession of tires, tire treads, broken tire pieces and the vehicle involved in the accident – all of this counts as essential evidence of crashworthiness that can make or break your case. Never send anything back to the manufacturer without first consulting an experienced personal injury attorney.

NHTSA and Cooper Tire Research

The National Highway Transportation and Safety Administration (NHTSA) – a division within the Department of Transportation (DOT) – pulls double-duty as the bureau responsible for establishing the federal safety standards for tires and vehicles and enforcing them. When you hear about recalls for Cooper tires and other manufacturers who fail to adhere to the regulations, they’re the ones responsible for issuing them. Read more:

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