Cooper Tire and Rubber is recalling about 288-thousand replacement tires used on passenger cars and light trucks.
The tire maker says the recall was prompted by concerns about slow leaks and cracking in the tires -- a small portion of the 40 million tires it produces each year. Cooper says there have been no reported crashes or injuries linked to the recalled tires.
The models, used on pickups and S-U-Vs, include the Cooper Discoverer S/T, Dean Mud Terrain Radial S-X-T, Durango Radial X-T-R, Mastercraft Courser C/T, Dick Cepek Radial F-C II, Mesa C/T, Pro Comp Xtreme A/T and Tempra Trailcutter Radial R-T.
The tires used on passenger cars were made from November 2004 to July 2005 and include the Dean Alpha 365 A/S, Mastercraft A/S, Starfire Flite-line IV and Trendsetter SE.
Cooper Tire is also recalling more than three thousand models of the Cooper Zeon 2-X-S and Mastercraft Avenger Z-H-P because of cracking in the sidewall.
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