Potentially Fragile Tires Subject to Recall from Cooper

Potentially Fragile Tires Subject to Recall from Cooper
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January 6, 2016

A tire manufacturer is issuing a recall for some of its products due to concerns over durability.

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. is recalling certain Cooper Zeon LTZ tires, size 275/55R20 XL Extra Load. The affected tires may experience tread cracking or tread lug chunking during use. As such, these tires fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 139, "New Pneumatic Radial Tires for Light Vehicles."

Tread cracking or tread lug chunking may cause a loss of tire pressure, increasing the risk of a crash.

Cooper is including about 150 sets of tires in its recall.

The manufacturer will notify owners, and dealers will replace the tires, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in January 2016.

Owners with questions about this recall can contact Cooper customer service at (800) 854-6288.