Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. is recalling certain Discover M+S Sport tires in 15- through 19-inch sizes. The potential number of units affected is 7,067.
According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Office of Defects Investigation, these tires may be marked with the Alpine Symbol (also known as the three-peak mountain snowflake symbol) but do not meet the traction requirements for snow tires. "As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 139, 'New Pneumatic Radial Tires for Light Vehicles.'
"The affected tires may not provide the expected traction or performance in snow conditions, increasing the risk of a crash."
The sizes being recalled are:
16-inch: 255/65R16, 215/70R16, 225/70R16, 235/70R16, 245/70R16 and 265/70R16.
17-inch: 255/60R17, 225/65R17, 235/65R17 and 265/65R17.
18-inch: 255/55R18 and 235/60R18.
The NHTSA Recall ID Number is 17T003.
Cooper will notify owners, and dealers will replace all the affected tires with tires from a different brand line, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin Feb. 24, 2017. Owners may contact Cooper customer service at (800) 854-6288. Cooper's number for this recall is 166.
Owners may also contact the NHTSA Vehicle Safety Hotline at (888) 327-4236 or by visiting www.safercar.gov.