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RECALL on Hercules / Terra Trac Suv Tires

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by rob1, Mar 5, 2010.

  1. Mar 5, 2010 at 6:13 AM
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    rob1

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    Report Date : March 5, 2010 at 09:09 AMNHTSA Campaign ID number : 10T004000 [​IMG]Tire Brand Name / Tire Line / Tire Size: Production Dates: HERCULES / TERRA TRAC SUV / 245/70R17 NOV 15, 2009 - DEC 12, 2009Manufacturer: HERCULES TIRE & RUBBER COMPANYMfr's Report Date: FEB 26, 2010NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 10T004000 N/A
    NHTSA Action Number: N/A Component: TIRES:TREAD/BELTPotential Number of Units Affected: 1119Summary:
    [​IMG] HERCULES HAS NOTIFIED NHTSA ABOUT A DEFECT IN CERTAIN HERCULES TERRA TRAC SUV TIRES, SIZE 245/70R17, PRODUCED BETWEEN NOVEMBER 15 AND DECEMBER 12, 2009. THESE TIRES FAIL TO CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 139, "NEW PNEUMATIC RADIAL TIRES FOR LIGHT VEHICLES." AT VARIOUS MILEAGES, THE SUBJECT TIRES MAY DEVELOP AND EXHIBIT TREAD CHUNKING OR CRACKING IN THE TREAD SHOULDER AREA.Consequence:
    [​IMG] TREAD CHUNKS MAY SEPARATE FROM THE TIRE CASING RESULTING IN BODY DAMAGE TO THE VEHICLE OR THE DRIVER MAY LOSE CONTROL RESULTING IN A CRASH.Remedy:
    [​IMG] HERCULES TIRE WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND REPLACE THE TIRES FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING MARCH 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT COOPER TIRE CUSTOMER RELATIONS TOLL-FREE AT 1-800-854-6288 OR HERCULES AT 1-419-425-6400.Notes:
    [​IMG] OWNERS MAY ALSO 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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