Cooper Tire & Rubber Company
Models: Trendsetter SE P225/70R15
Number Involved: 1,683
Dates of Manufacture: August - September 1998
Defect: This recall involves Cooper Trendsetter SE, Serial Numbers 3DUUC2J358 and 3DUUC2J368 (Aug. 30 through Sept. 12, 1998), Mastercraft A/S IV, Serial Numbers 3DUUFFU338, 3DUUFFU348, and 3DUUFFU358 (Aug. 16 through Sept. 5, 1998), and Hercules MRX Plus IV, Serial Numbers 3DUUHNM338 (manufactured Aug. 16 through Aug. 22, 1998) tubeless radial standard load tires These tires may not have adequate rubber coverage of the belt edge due to low tread gauge under the shoulder slots. If separation is not detected, continued use can cause the ply cords to break and the tubeless liner to tear losing the inflating air.
Remedy: Dealers will inspect these tires and replace, mount, and balance the new tires at no charge. Owner notification began Nov. 20, 1998. Owners who do not receive the free replacement tires within a reasonable time should contact Cooper at 1-800-854-6288.
[NHTSA Recall No. 98T004/Cooper Recall No. 105]