Cooper will recall two Discoverer lines
Starting on March 12, Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. will recall certain Discoverer H/T and Discoverer LSX tires (size 245/70R17), that were manufactured between Nov. 15 and Dec. 12, 2009.
The tires fail to conform to the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 139, says the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
"At various mileages, the subject tires may develop and exhibit tread chunking or cracking in the tread shoulder area. Tread chunks may separate from the tire casing, resulting in body damage to the vehicle, or the driver may lose control, resulting in a crash."
Cooper will notify owners of the tires and replace the tires free of charge. Owners may contact the company's customer relations department at (800) 854-6288.