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Cooper recalls tires with incorrect belt rubber compound

Poor adhesion of the rubber to the belt wires could result in a belt separation

Photo source: Cooper Tire
Cooper Tire & Rubber is recalling 41,014 of the following tires:

  • Cooper Cobra Radial G/T tires, sizes P215/70R14, P225/70R14 and P225/70R15;
  • Cornell 1000 tires, size P235/75R15;
  • El Dorado Golden Fury GFT tires, size P205/75R15;
  • Futura GLS Super Sport tires, size P225/70R14;
  • Mastercraft Avenger G/T tires, size P225/70R14;
  • Mastercraft MC-440 tires, sizes 185/60R15, 215/60R16, 225/60R16, 225/60R17 and 205/55R16;
  • Starfire RS-C 2.0 tires, sizes 215/60R16 and 205/55R16;
  • Starfire SF-340 tires, sizes P215/65R16, P185/60R15, P215/60R16 and P225/60R16;
  • Cooper Trendsetter SE tires, sizes P205/75R15 and P235/75R15; Mastercraft A/S IV tires, sizes P205/75R15 and P235/75R15; and
  • Vanderbilt Turbo-Tech G/T Radial tires, size P225/70R14.

The tires were manufactured with an incorrect belt rubber compound that may result in poor adhesion of the rubber to the belt wires, potentially resulting in a belt separation.

If the belt separates from the tire it can cause loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash.

What to do

Cooper will notify owners, and dealers will replace the tires, free of charge.

The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Cooper customer service at 1-800-854-6288. Cooper's number for this recall is 170.

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