By Susan Lasser, J.D.
The affected tires require replacement.
Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. (Cooper Tire) is recalling about 430,298 Discoverer, Evolution, Courser, Deegan, Adventurer, Hercules, Back Country, Multi-Mile Wild Country, and Big O brand tires because the tires may develop a bulge or separation in the sidewall. Such a sidewall separation may cause the tire to rapidly deflate, increasing the risk of a crash (NHTSA Recall Notice, No. 21T002, Report receipt date: February 19, 2021; Manufacturer Notice, February 25, 2021).
Remedy. Cooper Tire will notify owners, and dealers will replace affected tires, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 25, 2021.
Contact information. Owners may contact Cooper Tire customer service at 1-800-854-6288. Cooper Tire's number for this recall is 178. Owners also may 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.
Companies: Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.
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