WASHINGTON — Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. is recalling 41,014 tires for possible belt separation, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced.
The tires, in both Cooper and private brands, were manufactured with an incorrect belt rubber compound that may result in poor adhesion, Cooper told NHTSA.
The recalled tires all were manufactured at the Corporacion de Occidente S.A. de C.V. plant in Mexico between Feb. 5 and Feb. 18, according to NHTSA's defect report.
Some of the tires may have a visibly distorted tread before being placed in service, and others may have a detectably rough ride in service, the agency said.
The affected tires are as follows:
- Cooper Cobra Radial G/T tires, sizes P215/70R14, P225/70R14 and P225/70R15;
- Cornell 1000 tires, size P225/75R15;
- El Dorado Golden Fury GFT tires, size P205/75R15;
- Futura GLS Super Sport tries, 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.
Cooper will notify owners, and Cooper dealers will replace the tires free of charge, according to NHTSA. Cooper has not yet provided a notification schedule, the agency said.
Owners of the tires may call Cooper customer service at 800-854-6288 and refer to Recall No.170. They may also contact NHTSA's Vehicle Safety Hotline at 888-327-4236.