Cooper P21570R14 Tire Recall


Make / Models:

COOPER / P21570R14

Recall Number:

97T008000

Summary:

TIRE DESCRIPTION: COOPER TRENDSETTER SE P215/70R14 (SERIAL NO. 3DHYC2J367, MANUFACTURED SEPTEMBER 7 - 13, 1997; MULTI-MILE MATRIX, P215/70R14 (SERIAL NO. 3DHYTMN367, SEPTEMBER 7 - 13, 1997; AND WESTERN AUTO SENTRY PREMIER II A/S P215/70R14 (SERIAL NO. 3DHYUDH367, SEPTEMBER 7 -13, 1997.) THESE TIRES MAY NOT HAVE ADEQUATE RUBBER COVERAGE OF THE BELT EDGE IN THE SHOULDER SLOTS, RESULTING IN A SEPARATION.

Consequence:

THIS CONDITION CAN CAUSE THE TIRE TO SEPARATE. IF THE SEPARATION IS NOT DETECTED, CONTINUED USE COULD CAUSE THE PLY CORDS TO BREAK AND THE TUBELESS LINER TO TEAR LOSING THE INFLATED AIR. LOSS OF AIR COULD RESULT IN LOSS OF CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE INCREASING THE RISK OF A VEHICLE CRASH.

Remedy:

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THESE TIRES AS WELL AS MOUNT AND BALANCE THE NEW TIRES.

Notes:

OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DECEMBER 3, 1997. NOTE: OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR TIRES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER AND DO NOT RECEIVE A FREE REPLACEMENT 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 1-800-424-9393.


SOURCE: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

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