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Saturday, April 5, 2008

NOKIAN TYRES RECALLS LOAD RANGE E TIRES.

Make / Models :
Model/Build Years:
NOKIAN / VATIIVA
9999
Manufacturer : NOKIAN TYRES Mfr's Report Date : FEB 29, 2008
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 08T011000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: TIRES:SIDEWALL
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 931
Summary:
 NOKIAN TYRES IS RECALLING 931 LOAD RANGE E TIRES, SIZE LT265/75R16, PRODUCED BETWEEN DECEMBER 2, 2007 AND FEBRUARY 8, 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:
 NOKIAN TYRES 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 NOKIAN TYRES' CONSUMER RELATIONS DEPARTMENT AT 800-565-2525.
Notes:
 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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