Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. is recalling more than 4,000 Roadmaster RM852 EM tires, size 295/75R22.5, with DOT date codes 4618 through 4818. The innerliner gauge may be too thin, allowing the tire sidewall to fail. The tires are found on RVs and trucks.
If the condition exists undetected and the tire remains in service, those affected may develop an in-service innerliner degradation ultimately resulting in an increased potential of tire failure that could lead to the rapid loss of inflation pressure, vehicle control, and increased risk of a crash. The tires were manufactured in China by the Qingdao Ge Rui Da Company.
A review of returned tires found all those impacted were manufactured on one tire building machine following a routine change of the drum and bladder.
Cooper Tire has notified owners, and dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace the tires, free of charge. The recall began August 30, 2019. Owners may contact Cooper Tire customer service at 1-800-854-6288. The company’s number for the recall is 173.
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153).