WASHINGTON (March 10, 2010) — Del-Nat Tire Corp. and American Car Care Centers Inc. (ACCC) are the latest private brand purchasers of tires made by Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. to announce recalls of Cooper-made SUV tires, size 245/70R17.
Del-Nat notified the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that it is recalling 629 Delta A/S Sierradial tires manufactured between Nov. 22 and Dec. 5, 2009. The tires may develop tread chunking or cracking in the tread shoulder area, leading either to loss of control or vehicle damage when tread chunks fly off the casing.
ACCC also told NHTSA it would recall 286 American Prospector SUV tires produced between Nov. 15 and Nov. 21, 2009, for the same safety problem.
Del-Nat said it would begin notifying purchasers of the tires today, March 10, while ACCC said it would start notifying customers March 11. Owners of either tire may contact the Cooper Customer Relations toll-free number at 800-854-6288. Owners of the Del-Nat tires may call 901-775-5002, and owners of the ACCC tires may call 901-680-9927.
Cooper earlier announced a recall of 245/70R17 tires bearing the Cooper brand. Hercules Tire & Rubber Co., TBC Corp. and Pep Boys also recalled tires of that size that Cooper made for them.