Manufacturer: Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.
Cooper Tire & Rubber Company (Cooper) is recalling certain Wild Country Radial XTX Sport 265/65R18 tires manufactured June 1, 2014 to June 28, 2014. The affected tires may experience cracking and broken ply cords in the lower sidewall on the intended outboard side above the rim. Thus, these tires fail to comply with the requirements of the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards No. 139, “New pneumatic radial tires for light vehicles.”
If the tire experiences cracking or broken ply cords, this will increase the risk of a tire blowout and the risk of a vehicle crash.
Cooper will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and test the suspected tires, replace the ones that need to be replaced, free of charge. The recall began in August 2014. Owners may contact Cooper customer service at 1-800-854-6288. Coopers number for this recall is 159.
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.