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November 19, 2002

Hercules Tire and Rubber Has Recalled the P23575R15 and Terra Trac Touring Tires

(SafetyAlerts) -  Hercules Tire and Rubber Has Recalled the P23575R15 and Terra Trac Touring Tires because of a potential problem with sidewall cracking.
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Number of Units Affected: 296

Defect Summary:
HERCULES TERRA TRAC TOURING LTD TIRES SIZE P235/75R15 PRODUCED BY COPPER TIRE & RUBBER CO., BETWEEN NOVEMBER 25, 2001, AND JANUARY 5, 2002. SOME OF THESE TIRES MAY EXHIBIT LOWER SIDEWALL CRACKING.

Consequence Summary:
WHEN THIS CONDITION EXISTS, OVER TIME IT COULD RESULT IN ACCELERATED AIR LOSS. LOSS OF AIR COULD RESULT IN LOSS OF STEERING CONTROL, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A VEHICLE CRASH.

Corrective Summary:
HERCULES IS NOTIFYING ITS CUSTOMERS TO HAVE THEIR TIRES REPLACED FREE OF CHARGE. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN MARCH 5, 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 COOPER'S CUSTOMER RELATIONS AT 800-854-6288.

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!

How many did you hear about?

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