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Cooper Recalls Tires

Mar 10, 2004 | www.safetyalerts.com

The U.S. Department of Transportations National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced.

Make : COOPER Model : MASTERCRAFT AVENGER ZHP Build Dates : JAN 11, 2004 - JAN 31, 2004

Make : COOPER Model : ZEON 2XS Build Dates : JAN 11, 2004 - JAN 31, 2004

Make : COOPER Model : ZEON ZPT Build Dates : JAN 11, 2004 - JAN 31, 2004

Make : COOPER Model : ZEON XST Build Dates : JAN 11, 2004 - JAN 17, 2004

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 04T005000

Component: TIRES:SIDEWALL

Potential Number Of Units Affected : 445

Summary:
COOPER ZEON 2XS, COOPER ZEON ZPT, AND MASTERCRAFT AVENGER ZHP, SIZE 215/35R18 MANUFACTURED BETWEEN JANUARY 11 AND JANUARY 31, 2004. THESE TIRES ARE PRONE TO SIDEWALL CRACKING ON BOTH SIDEWALLS OF THE TIRE. IN CERTAIN SERVICE CONDITIONS WHERE EXCESSIVE FLEXING OF THE TIRE SIDEWALL OCCURS THE CRACKING COULD EXTEND TO THE BODY PLY CORDS. THIS CONDITION COULD LEAD TO THE DEGRADATION OF THE BODY PLY CORDS AND LOSS OF INFLATION PRESSURE. THE LOSS OF INFLATION PRESSURE COULD CAUSE THE TIRE TO RUN UNDER-INFLATED AND RESULT IN EARLY TIRE FAILURE.

Consequence:
THE LOSS OF AIR COULD RESULT IN LOSS OF STEERING CONTROL, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A VEHICLE CRASH WITHOUT PRIOR WARNING.


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