Cooper Tire Recalls Misidentified Discover Sport Tires in Various Sizes
The affected tires may not provide the expected traction or performance in snow conditions
Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. is recalling more than 7,000 certain Discover M+S Sport tires—sizes 235/75R15, 255/65R16, 215/70R16, 225/70R16, 235/70R16, 245/70R16, 265/70R16, 255/60R17, 225/65R17, 235/65R17, 265/65R17, 255/55R18, 235/60R18, and 255/50R19.
These tires may be marked with the Alpine Symbol, but do not meet the traction requirements for snow tires. As such, the tires fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 139, "New Pneumatic Radial Tires for Light Vehicles."
The affected tires may not provide the expected traction or performance in snow conditions, increasing the risk of a crash.
Cooper will notify owners beginning on February 24, 2017, and dealers will replace all the affected tires with tires from a different brand line free of charge.
For additional information about this recall, contact Cooper Tire & Rubber customer service at (800) 854-6288.
Cooper's reference number for this recall is 166.