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TBC recalls 388 light truck tires

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TBC Corp. is recalling certain Wild Country Radial XTX Sport tires, size 265/65R18. The tires were manufactured by Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. from June 1, 2014, through June 28, 2014 (weeks 2214-2514).

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) campaign ID number for the recall is 14T010. The potential number of affected units is 388.

According to NHTSA's Office of Defects Investigation, the affected tires may experience cracking and broken ply cords in the lower sidewall on the white sidewall side. As such, these tires fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 139, "New Pneumatic Radial Tires for Light Vehicles."

“A tire with sidewall cracking and broken ply cords may have a sudden loss of air pressure, increasing the risk of tire failure and a crash,” says NHTSA.

TBC will notify owners, and dealers will replace any affected tires free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule.

Owners may contact TBC customer service at (800) 739-7698. TBC's number for this recall is 159.

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