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Friday, April 4, 2008

TBC CORPORATION RECALLS VARIOUS LOAD RANGE E TIRES.

Make / Models :
Model/Build Years:
BIG O / BIG O A/T BIGFOOT
9999
EL DORADO / EL DORADO ZTR SPORT LT
9999
JET/TEL/TRI / JETZON REVENGER A/T
9999
JET/TEL/TRI / TELSTAR TURBOSTAR A/T
9999
LARAMIE / LARAMIE PERFORMER A/T
9999
TBC / STAMPEDE RADIAL AT/S
9999
TBC / WILD COUNTRY RADIAL XTX SPORT
9999
TBC / WILD TRAC RADIAL LTR+II
9999
Manufacturer : TBC CORPORATION Mfr's Report Date : MAR 18, 2008
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 08T006000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: TIRES:SIDEWALL
Potential Number Of Units Affected :
Summary:
 TBC CORPORATION IS RECALLING 17,014 VARIOUS LOAD RANGE E TIRES, SIZE LT265/75R16, PRODUCED BETWEEN DECEMBER 2, 2007 AND FEBRUARY 2, 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:
 TBC 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 TBC AT 1-901-363-8030.
Notes:
 TBC'S RECALL NUMBER 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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