Traction fault: Cooper recalls Discoverer M+S Sport

Cooper Tire and Rubber Co. is recalling Discover M+S Sport tires which do not meet traction requirements for snow tires.

Sizes subject to the recall are 235/75R15, 255/65R16, 215/70R16, 225/70R16, 235/70R16, 245/70R16, 265/70R16, 255/60R17, 225/65R17, 235/65R17, 265/65R17, 255/55R18, 235/60R18 and 255/50R19.

The tires were manufactured between 3 January 2010 and 19 August 2016.

While these tires may be marked with the Alpine Symbol, they fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 139, relating to “New Pneumatic Radial Tires for Light Vehicles.”

The affected tires may not provide the expected traction or performance in snow conditions, increasing the risk of a crash.

Cooper will notify owners, and dealers will replace all the affected tires with tires from a different brand line, free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin February 24, 2017. Owners may contact Cooper customer service at 1-800-854-6288. Cooper’s number for this recall is 166.

More information is available from the NHTSA website. Here’s more on the tire.

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