MTBC Corporation has notified federal safety regulators about a noncompliance in certain Cyclone Radial SUV tires, size 245/70R17, produced between November 15 and December 19, 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. 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.
TBC will notify owners and replace the tires free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin on or about March 15, 2010. Owners may contact Cooper Tire Customer Relations toll-free at 1-800-854-6288 or TBC Corporation at 1-800-739-7698.
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