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February 13, 2002

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. Has Recalled Discovery A/T Tires

Detroit, MI (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has published a recall affecting the Cooper Discovery A/T tires.

Potential Number of Units Affected: 484

Manufactured: 08/2001 - 09/2001

Defect Summary:
TIRE DESCRIPTION: COOPER DISCOVERY A/T TIRES, SIZE P215/75R15 PRODUCED BY COPPER TIRE & RUBBER CO., BETWEEN AUGUST 26 AND SEPTEMBER 1, 2001. SOME OF THESE TIRES WERE PRODUCED WITH A SMALL PINHOLE IN THE UPPER SIDEWALL OF THE DOT SERIAL SIDE OF THE TIRE. TIRES WITH THIS HOLE WILL LEAK WHEN THE TIRE IS MOUNTED ON A WHEEL AND INFLATED.

Consequence Summary:
SHOULD THE AIR LOSS NOT BE DETECTED, THE LOSS OF THE INFLATING AIR MIGHT RESULT IN LOSS OF CONTROL, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A VEHICLE CRASH.

Corrective Summary:
COOPER IS NOTIFYING ITS CUSTOMERS TO HAVE THEIR TIRES REPLACED FREE OF CHARGE. OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN 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).

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 02T001000.

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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