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Cooper Tire recall over tread seperation

Cooper Tire And Rubber Co is recalling over 10,000 of its radial SUV and light truck tires, sold under the Cooper name as well as under other customer names.

The tires were all manufactured during the weeks of December 11-17, 2011, and January 1-7, 2012 at the company’s Texarkana plant. “We have received reports from several dealers regarding the subject tires developing early life tread separations when placed in service,” a company letter reported to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Due to a batch of contaminated rubber in the tread compounds, the following tires run a risk of tread separation:

• Cooper Discoverer H/T, sizes P265/70R17 and LT235/85R16;
• Cooper Discoverer LSX, size 265/70R17;
• Mastercraft Courser HTR, size LT235/85R16;
• Del-Nat Delta A/S Sierradial, size 265/70R17;
• Del-Nat National A/S Commando, size 265/70R17;
• Pep Boys Definity Dakota H/T, size P265/70R17; and
• TBC Sigma Stampede Radial SUV, size P265/70R17.

Cooper Tire and Rubber has begun notifying owners of the tires, and is offering free replacements for those affected.


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