Findlay, Ohio-based Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. has been a target of lawsuits in recent years for allegedly endangering American consumers with defective tires for both commercial trucks and passenger vehicles.
Tires from Cooper Tire and other tire producers such as Goodyear, Continental, Michelin, and Bridgestone are allegedly the primary cause for hundreds of accidents each year, injuring and killing scores of individuals.
Road accidents involving large commercial trucks are particularly dangerous and regularly result in serious injuries. Truck tires from well-known tire companies like Cooper Tires may be responsible for hundreds of serious accidents each year, and must be held responsible for producing Tire malfunction.
Joe Lyon is a highly-rated Ohio product liability lawyer, with years of experience investigating the causes of serious auto accidents, and settling accident claims nationwide.
Recent Cooper Tire Recalls
• Cooper Tire & Rubber recalled Roadmaster RM234 tires in 2015 because the tires may have small holes in the sidewall which can cause sudden tire failure. Also in 2015, Cooper Tire & Rubber recalled the Cooper Zeon LTZ tires.
• In 2014, the Cooper Tire & Rubber Company recalled their Wild Country Radial XTX Sport tires, which may experience cracking and broken ply cords in the lower sidewall on the intended outboard side above the rim, increasing the risk of a tire blowout.
• In 2011 and 2012, Cooper recalled several tire models including the Cooper Discoverer, Cooper Mastercraft Courser, the Del-Nat Delta A/S, Del-Nat National A/S Commando, Pep Boys Definity Dakota, and TBC Sigma Stampede. The company stated that contaminated rubber may have been used in the tread compound, which could result in tread separation, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.
• In 2010, Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. recalled their Cyclone Radial Tires, which failed to conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard requirements. The company reported that at various mileages, the subject tires developed and exhibited tread chunking or cracking. Tread chunks may separate from the tire casing resulting in body damage to the vehicle, and loss of vehicle control.
• In 2006, Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. recalled 288,000 tires used on passenger cars and light trucks because of concerns about slow leaks and cracking.
• Roughly 183,000 defective Cooper tires manufactured in 2004 were recalled because of a slow leak caused by a contamination problem in the upper sidewall of some tire models.