Why the Tires Were Recalled
Cooper stated that it received reports from dealers about the treads of these tires. Cooper believes that these tires may have been manufactured with contaminated rubber in the tread compounds that could result in tread separation.
The Effects of Tread Separation
Tread separation happens when the tread of the tire comes away from the body (or casing). It then becomes less durable and can lead to a potentially hazardous condition where a driver may lose control of his or her car and crash.
Tread separations can result from various conditions, including a manufacturing defect, such as an improper alignment of the internal parts of the tire. This can cause the parts of the tire to come apart during normal use.
What to Do If the Manufacturer Is Responsible
If your tire experiences a tread separation, you should contact the manufacturer first to report the problem and discuss how they will handle the replacement.
When you call, make sure that you have the following on hand:
- The brand of the tire
- The line of the tire
- The tire size
- The DOT Number (this is on the sidewall of the tire)
It is also recommended that you report the tread separation to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). It is this organization’s job to stay abreast of vehicle and tire safety issues, and they have the power to enforce recalls. They can be contacted through an online complaint form or you can contact the NHTSA by calling (855) 971-1662.
Why Choose The Ammons Law Firm for Your Tire Defect Complaint
If you or someone you love has been injured because of a tire defect, you may be able to file a claim and recover any and all damages you have had to endure. Our Houston tire defect attorneys at The Ammons Law Firm have dedicated themselves to helping victims of defective tires hold manufacturers accountable and receive compensation for their losses. Based in Texas, we help individuals throughout the entire United States and offer free consultations to everyone.
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