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Cooper Recalls 41,014 Tires With Problematic Belt Rubber

Posted on January 4, 2018

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. is recalling 41,014 tires after determining the tires were made with an incorrect belt rubber compound, which may result in poor adhesion of the rubber to the belt wires, possibly leading to belt separation.

The recall involves 11 different products:

Cooper Cobra Radial G/T P215/70R14, produced Feb. 5-Feb. 11, 2017;

Cooper Cobra Radial G/T P225/70R14, produced Feb. 5-Feb. 18, 2017;

Cooper Cobra Radial G/T P225/70R15, produced Feb. 5-Feb. 18, 2017;

Cooper Trendsetter SE P2015/75R15, produced Feb. 5-Feb. 18, 2017;

Cooper Trendsetter SE P235/75R15, produced Feb. 5-Feb. 18, 2017;

Cornell 1000 P235/75R15, produced Feb. 5-Feb. 11, 2017;

El Dorado Golden Fury GFT P205/75R15, produced Feb. 5-Feb. 11, 2017;

Futura GLS Super Sport P225/70R14, produced Feb. 5-Feb. 11, 2017;

Mastercraft Avenger G/T P225/70R14, produced Feb. 5-Feb. 18, 2017;

Mastercraft MC-440 185/60R15, produced Feb. 5-Feb. 18, 2017;

Mastercraft MC-440 215/60R16, produced Feb. 5-Feb. 18, 2017;

Mastercraft MC-440 225/60R16, produced Feb. 5-Feb. 18, 2017;

Mastercraft MC-440 225/60R17, produced Feb. 5-Feb. 11, 2017;

Mastercraft MC-440 205/55R16, produced Feb. 5-Feb. 18, 2017;

Mastercraft A/S IV P205/75R15, produced Feb. 5-Feb. 18, 2017;

Mastercraft A/S IV P235/75R15, produced Feb. 5-Feb. 18, 2017;

Vanderbilt Turbo-Tech G/T Radial P225/70R14, produced Feb. 5-Feb. 11, 2017;

Starfire RS-C 2.0 205/55R16, produced Feb. 5-Feb. 18, 2017;

Starfire RS-C 2.0 205/55R16, produced Feb. 5-Feb. 18, 2017;

Starfire RS-C 2.0 215/60R16, produced Feb. 5-Feb. 18, 2017;

Starfire SF-340 P185/60R15, produced Feb. 5-Feb. 18, 2017;

Starfire SF-340 P215/60R16, produced Feb. 5-Feb. 18, 2017;

Starfire SF-340 P225/60R16, produced Feb. 5-Feb. 18, 2017; and

Starfire SF-340 P215/65R16, produced Feb. 5-Feb. 18, 2017.

Cooper estimates 5% of the recalled tires have the defect. The affected tires may develop an in-service audible noise, unsatisfactory ride, belt separation or distortion in the tread area that if undetected may lead to tire failure, loss of vehicle control and an increasd risk of a crash. The company says there's been no property damage or death or injury claims associated with any of the tires.

Cooper will contact customers that may have purchased the subject tires and dealers will replace the tires for no charge. Consumers who have replaced their tires before this recall may be eligible to receive reimbursement.

Owners may contact Cooper customer service at 1-800-854-6288. Cooper's number for this recall is 170.

Owners also may contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236, or go to www.safercar.gov. The campaign number for this recall is 17T019000.

Related Topics: Cooper, NHTSA, tire recalls

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