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Saturday, April 12, 2008

HERCULES TIRE & RUBBER COMPANY RECALLS TERRA TRAC A/T TIRES,

Make / Models :
Model/Build Years:
HERCULES / TERRA TRAC A/T
9999
Manufacturer : HERCULES TIRE & RUBBER COMPANY Mfr's Report Date : MAR 18, 2008
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 08T012000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: TIRES:SIDEWALL
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 2005
Summary:
 HERCULES TIRE IS RECALLING 2,005 LOAD RANGE E TIRES, SIZE LT265/75R16, PRODUCED BETWEEN DECEMBER 2, 2007 AND JANUARY 12, 2008. THESE TIRES FAIL TO CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 139,"NEW PNEUMATIC RADIAL TIRES FOR LIGHT VEHICLES." AFTER TESTING, A BULGE CAN OCCUR IN THE LOWER SIDEWALL ON THE WHITE SIDEWALL SIDE WHICH INDICATES THE EXISTENCE OF A SEPARATION BETWEEN TWO LOWER SIDEWALL COMPONENTS.
Consequence:
 THIS CONDITION COULD RESULT IN A VEHICLE CRASH.
Remedy:
 HERCULES TIRE IS WORKING WITH COOPER TIRE TO NOTIFY OWNERS. THE AFFECTED TIRES WILL BE REPLACED FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING APRIL 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT COOPER TIRE CUSTOMER RELATIONS TOLL-FREE AT 800-854-6288 OR HERCULES TIRE'S CONSUMER RELATIONS DEPARTMENT AT 800-677-9535.
Notes:
 HERCULES TIRE RECALL NO. 150. CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
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