WASHINGTON (Feb. 23, 2010)—Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. and Toyo Tire Holdings of America Inc. have announced recalls of possibly defective tires, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported.
Cooper is recalling 7,769 Cooper Discoverer H/T and Discoverer LSX tires, size 245/70R17, manufactured between Nov. 15 and Dec. 19, 2009. The tires, Cooper said, may develop tread chunking or cracking in the tread shoulder area, leading to loss of control during operation or damage to the vehicle as the chunks fly off the casing.
Toyo is recalling 2,183 Toyo Open Country A/T, Toyo Proxes STII, and Nitto Terra Grappler All Terrain tires, size 305/50R20. Some of these tires may have a wrinkle in the upper sidewall, which may eventually lead to sidewall cracks and tire failure. The Nitto tires were manufactured between April 19 and Oct. 17, 2009, the Toyo tires between May 31 and Aug. 8, 2009.