Cooper Hercules Terra Tire Recall

Cooper’s Hercules Terra tires aren’t nearly as strong and hearty as the Roman demigod they’re named after. They’ve been subjected to National Highway Transportation and Safety Administration (NHTSA) recalls for accelerated air loss. Especially at highway speeds, this defect can cause roof crushes, rollovers, tread separations, blowouts and other serious accidents resulting in death or serious injury. So it’s essential for consumers – particularly those who affix Cooper tires onto their vehicles – to stay on top of the latest recall news if they hope to stay as safe as possible.

Make / Models:

COOPER / AVON RANGER A-T

COOPER / DISCOVERER A/T

COOPER / DISCOVERER H/T

COOPER / FUTURA ADVENTURER H/T

COOPER / FUTURA DAKOTA H/T

COOPER / HERCULES TERRA

COOPER / MASTERCRAFT COURSER A/T

COOPER / MASTERCRAFT COURSER HTR

COOPER / P23575R15

Recall Number:

02T003000

Summary:

TIRE DESCRIPTION: COOPER DISCOVERER H/T, DISCOVERER A/T, MASTERCRAFT COURSER A/T, MASTERCRAFT COURSER HTR, AVON RANGER A-T, HERCULES TERRA TRAC TOURING LTD, FUTURA DAKOTA H/T, AND FUTURA ADVENTURER H/T TIRES SIZE P235/75R15 PRODUCED BY COPPER TIRE & RUBBER CO., BETWEEN NOVEMBER 25, 2001, AND JANUARY 5, 2002. SOME OF THESE TIRES MAY EXHIBIT LOWER SIDEWALL CRACKING.

Consequence:

WHEN THIS CONDITION EXISTS, OVER TIME IT COULD RESULT IN ACCELERATED AIR LOSS. LOSS OF AIR COULD RESULT IN LOSS OF STEERING CONTROL, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A VEHICLE CRASH.

Remedy:

COOPER IS NOTIFYING ITS CUSTOMERS TO HAVE THEIR TIRES REPLACED FREE OF CHARGE. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN FEBRAURY 22, 2002. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT COOPER'S CUSTOMER RELATIONS AT 800-854-6288. ALSO, CUSTOMERS CAN CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).

Notes:

ALSO, CUSTOMERS CAN 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

Potential Tire Failure Lawsuit

In the event of a serious, injurious accident involving Cooper Dean Alpha 365 A/S tires – or a similar model – it is in your best interest to refrain from sending the damaged tire or its pieces back to the manufacturer. This motion may very well compromise your ability to receive the recompense for damages to both your person and your vehicle, because they can’t be used as evidence in vehicle crashworthiness tests or defective tire lawsuits. Contact a personal injury attorney rather than taking matters into your own hands, as an experienced firm can help you get all the necessary information together to collect evidence, conduct inspections and file the case. They’re on hand to make sure you receive the settlement you deserve.

Cooper Tires and the NHTSA

Because the The Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is responsible for establishing federal vehicle and tire safety standards, it also has the authority to issue recalls for manufacturers failing to meet the minimum standards. We encourage you read more about Cooper tire and its run-ins with the NHTSA.

Legal Help for Defective Cooper Tire Injuries

Willis Law Firm provides services to individuals and families suffering from serious injuries as a result of damaged or defective Cooper Hercules Terra tires causing blowouts, tread separations, rollovers, roof crushes and other accidents. We’re here to help with everything from evidence gathering, inspections and the paperwork involved in litigation, with advice for your specific case always at the ready and 30 years of experience to back it all up. That’s why we’ve got recognition by the likes of the Spencer J. Sharp Award and Martindale-Hubble. For your consultation, please call us toll-free at 1-800-883-9858 or send us an email.

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Public Service Award

Mr. Willis received this award for his work in uncovering the truth behind the 2001 Ford Explorer and Firestone litigation that resulted in millions of tire recalls.

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