Cooper Zeon ZPT Tire Recall


Make / Models:

COOPER / MASTERCRAFT AVENGER ZHP
COOPER / ZEON 2XS
COOPER / ZEON ZPT

Recall Number:

04T005000

Summary:

COOPER ZEON 2XS, COOPER ZEON ZPT, AND MASTERCRAFT AVENGER ZHP, SIZE 215/35R18 MANUFACTURED BETWEEN JANUARY 11 AND JANUARY 31, 2004. THESE TIRES ARE PRONE TO SIDEWALL CRACKING ON BOTH SIDEWALLS OF THE TIRE. IN CERTAIN SERVICE CONDITIONS WHERE EXCESSIVE FLEXING OF THE TIRE SIDEWALL OCCURS THE CRACKING COULD EXTEND TO THE BODY PLY CORDS. THIS CONDITION COULD LEAD TO THE DEGRADATION OF THE BODY PLY CORDS AND LOSS OF INFLATION PRESSURE. THE LOSS OF INFLATION PRESSURE COULD CAUSE THE TIRE TO RUN UNDER-INFLATED AND RESULT IN EARLY TIRE FAILURE.

Consequence:

THE LOSS OF AIR COULD RESULT IN LOSS OF STEERING CONTROL, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A VEHICLE CRASH WITHOUT PRIOR WARNING.

Remedy:

COOPER TIRE WILL NOTIFY ITS CUSTOMERS AND REPLACE THE TIRES FREE OF CHARGE. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN MARCH 9, 2004. 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 TIRE'S CONSUMER RELATIONS AT 1-800-854-6288.

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)

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