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October 6, 2001

Cooper Tire and Rubber Company Recalls Fourteen Tire Models

Detroit, MI (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has published a recall affecting Cooper Tire models manufactured between February - March 2000.

Models:
Cooper Trendsetter A/W
Cooper Trendsetter SE
Cooper Radial XL
Cooper Durasteel
Dean Galaxie GT
Dean Alpha IV Season
Trailcat All Season
Falls Roadmaster IV
Starfire Flite-line A/S
Laramie Tempra Year Round
Sentry Deluxe Classic LX
Premier II All Season
Cordovan Centron
Merit Four Season 75

Number involved:
14,993

Defect:
On certain P205/75R14 tires, excessive flexing of the tire sidewall occurs, causing cracks to extend to the body ply cords. This condition could lead to the degradation of the body ply cords and consequent loss of inflation pressure. The loss of inflation pressure could cause the tire to run under-inflated and result in early tire failure. Also, air loss in the tires could result in a decrease of steering control, possibly resulting in a vehicle crash.

Remedy:
Dealers will replace these tires. The manufacturer reported that owner notification would begin during August 2001. Owners who do not receive the free replacement tire within a reasonable time should contact Cooper at 1-800-854-6288.

[NHTSA Recall No. 01T014/Cooper Recall No. 117]

Important Note Regarding Auto Recalls
Frequently SafetyAlerts will list auto recalls before
your dealer will know about them. If you have a vehicle
affected by one of these posted recalls be sure and
write down the NHTSA 
CAMPAIGN ID Number.
If your dealer doesn't know about the recall when you
check, ask them how they are notified of recalls and
when the next update is due.

Did you know?
During 2001 there were over
1575 products recalled in the United
States for safety reasons!

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