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
Cooper Discovery A/T tires.
Potential Number of Units Affected: 484
Manufactured: 08/2001 - 09/2001
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.
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.
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
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 02T001000.
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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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