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November 15, 2002

Sears Has Recalled Response RST Touring 2000 Tires

(SafetyAlerts) -  Sears has recalled the Response RST Touring 2000 tires, model 11225, sizeP2505/70R15   because they may have a fold on the inner liner.
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Number of Units Affected:59

Manufactured: 04/2001 - 04/2001

Defect Summary:
SEARS RESPONSE RST TOURING 2000 TIRES SIZE P205/70R15 PRODUCED BY COPPER TIRE & RUBBER CO., BETWEEN APRIL 21 AND APRIL 27, 2002. THESE TIRES MAY HAVE A FOLD ON THE INNERLINER.

Consequence Summary:
TIRES WITH A FOLD OR CRACK WILL LEAK AIR WHEN THEY ARE MOUNTED AND INFLATED. SHOULD THE AIR LOSS NOT BE DETECTED, THE LOSS OF INFLATING AIR COULD RESULT IN A TIRE FAILURE, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A VEHICLE CRASH.

Corrective Summary:
SEARS IS NOTIFYING ITS CUSTOMERS TO HAVE THEIR TIRES REPLACED FREE OF CHARGE. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN SEPTEMBER 11, 2002. 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 SEARS AUTO CENTER CUSTOMER RELATIONS AT 800-526-3682 OR NTB CUSTOMER RELATIONS AT 800-247-9605.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 02T008001.

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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