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December 10, 2002

Cooper Has Recalled the LT21585R16 Tire

(SafetyAlerts) -  Cooper Has Recalled the LT21585R16 Tire because they may not have adequate rubber coverage.

Number of Units Affected: 261

Manufactured: 09/2002 - 09/2002

Defect Summary:
COOPER DURANGO RADIAL XTR AND MASTERCRAFT COUSER C/T TIRES SIZE LT235/85R16 MANUFACTURED BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 15 AND SEPTEMBER 21, 2002. THESE TIRES MAY NOT HAVE ADEQUATE RUBBER COVERAGE OF THE BELT EDGE DUE TO LOW THREAD GAUGE UNDER THE SHOULDER SLOTS.

Consequence Summary:
IF THIS CONDITION IS NOT DETECTED, CONTINUED USE MAY CAUSE THE PLY CORDS TO BREAK AND THE TUBELESS LINER TO TEAR AND LOSE THE INFLATING AIR. LOSS OF AIR COULD RESULT IN LOSS OF STEERING 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 DURING DECEMBER 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.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 02T016000.

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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