Update: Cooper All-Terrain Tires Recalled for Crash Hazard
The NHTSA on March 25, 2021, announced that Cooper Tire is recalling the following tires which were defectively designed in a manner which makes them prone to sidewall separation:
- Cooper CS5 Grand Touring 225/55R17 with DOT codes 2920 through 3220, 4220 through 4420 and
5120 through 0121
- Mastercraft LSR Grand Touring 225/55R17 tires with DOT codes 2920 through 3220, 4220 through 4420 and
5120 through 0121
- Discoverer tires
- Evolution tires
- Courser tires
- Deegan tires
- Adventurer tires
- Hercules tires
- Back Country tires
- Multi-Mile Wild Country tires
- Big O tires
“The tires may develop a bulge or separation in the sidewall,” NHTSA said. “A sidewall separation may cause the tire to rapidly deflate, increasing the risk of a crash.”
If you purchased any tires that are affected by this recall, you should stop using them immediately and return them to your local dealer for free replacement tires. Cooper Tire’s number for this recall is 178.
What’s the Problem?
This recall affects Cooper CS5 Grand Touring 225/55R17 and Mastercraft LSR Grand Touring 225/55R17 tires with DOT codes 2920 through 3220, according to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
The recalled tires may have low tread gauge in the shoulder slot area which could cause tread separation and tire failure, NHTSA said. A sidewall failure may cause the tire to rapidly deflate, increasing the risk of a crash.
Cooper is notifying registered owners and dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace the tires, free of charge.
This recall began on September 23, 2020.
Do I Have a Cooper Tires Class Action Lawsuit?
The Class Action Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Cooper Tires Class Action Lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new injury and death cases in all 50 states.
If you or a loved one was injured by recalled Cooper tires, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.