Cooper recalls 430K light truck tires due to sidewall bulges

Consumer Reports

DETROIT (AP) — Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. is recalling more than 430,000 light truck tires in the U.S. because they can develop sidewall bulges that could lead to tire failure.

The recall covers certain Discoverer, Evolution, Courser, Deegan, Adventurer, Hercules, Back Country, Multi-Mile, Wild Country and Big O tires in several sizes.

The company says in documents posted Friday by U.S. safety regulators that the bulges can cause a sidewall separation. That can make the tires lose air rapidly, increasing the risk of a crash.

Cooper, based in Findlay, Ohio, said there have been no deaths or injury claims, or property damage, due to the problem.

Owners will be notified and dealers will replace the tires. The recall is expected to start March 25.

The tires were made between Feb. 1, 2018 and Dec. 1, 2019. Owners can contact the company at (800) 854-6288.

BIG OAT/T BIG FOOT/275/65R18
BIG OBIGFOOT A/S/275/65R18
COOPERDISCOVERER A/T3/275/65R18
COOPERDISCOVERER AT3 4S/275/55R20
COOPERDISCOVERER AT3 4S/275/65R18
COOPERDISCOVERER RTX/275/65R18
COOPEREVOLUTION H/T/275/65R18
DISCOUNT TIREDISCOVERER ATP/275/65R18
HERCULESTERRA TRAC A/T II/275/65R18
LES SCHWABBACK COUNTRY QS3 TOURING HT/275/65R18
LES SCHWABBACK COUNTRY QS4 ALL TERRAIN/275/65R18
MASTERCRAFTCOURSER AXT/275/55R20
MASTERCRAFTCOURSER AXT/275/65R18
MASTERCRAFTCOURSER AXT2/275/55R20
MASTERCRAFTCOURSER AXT2/275/65R18
MASTERCRAFTCOURSER HSX TOUR/275/65R18
MICKEY THOMPSONDEEGAN 38 ALL-TERRAIN/275/55R20
MICKEY THOMPSONDEEGAN 38 ALL-TERRAIN/275/65R18
PEP BOYSADVENTURER A/T/275/65R18
PEP BOYSADVENTURER H/T/275/65R18
TBCMULTI-MILE WILD COUNTRY XTX SPORT 4S/275/55R20
TBCMULTI-MILE WILD COUNTRY XTX SPORT 4S/275/65R18

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