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Triple LT recall: Discoverer, Achilles and Radar

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Light truck tires from Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. and PT. Multistrada Arah Sarana are being recalled, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Office of Defects Investigation (ODI).

Cooper Tire is recalling 1,084 Discoverer H/T tires, size LT245/75R16, manufactured from Feb. 12, 2012, through March 10, 2012. The ODI says some of the subject tires may have been produced with an incorrect load range, maximum permissible inflation pressure, and maximum load molded onto the intended inner sidewall; as such, they fail to conform to the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 139, "New Pneumatic Radial Tires For Light Vehicles."

"Inaccurate tire labeling may lead to the tire being over-loaded and/or under-inflated, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash."

Cooper will notify owners, and dealers will replace the noncompliant tires free of charge. Free mounting and balancing will also be included, as applicable. The recall is expected to begin on April 11, 2012.

Owners may contact Cooper’s Consumer Relations Department at (800) 854-6288 (Cooper’s recall number is 155).

For more information on this particular recall, visit NHTSA Campaign ID Number  12T008.

PT. Multistrada Arah Sarana is recalling two lines, 36,592 tires in all:

* Achilles Desert Hawk A/P light truck tires, sizes LT215/85R16 115/112L 10PR, LT235/85R16 120/116L 10PR and LT225/75R16 115/112L 10PR, produced between January 2010 and November 2011; and

* Radar Radial RLT-9 light truck radial tires produced from Dec. 30, 2009, through Jan. 31, 2011.

The Achilles tires were produced with a narrow bead design which can cause blistering on the lower sidewall. The Radar tires have defective sidewall design which may lead to tread separation. As such, they, tool fail to conform to the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 139.

"These tires may experience blistering on their sidewall or tread separation that may cause sudden loss of air, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash."

PT. Multistrada Arah Sarana will notify owners, and replace the noncompliant tires with a similar tire free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin during April 2012.

Owners may contact the company's Customer Hotline at (800) 944-8414.

For more information on this particular recall, visit NHTSA Campaign ID Number 12T006.

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