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COMPLAINTS: Displaying 1 - 5 out of 83Date Complaint Filed: 11/14/2016
Date of Incident: 11/01/2016
Component(s): TIRES
NHTSA ID Number: 10925721
Consumer Location: BEAVERTON, OR

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Crash:No
Fire:No
Number of Injuries:0
Number of Deaths:0Manufacturer: Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. , KOMFORT CORPORATION
Vehicle Identification No. (VIN): Not Available

SUMMARY:TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 KOMFORT (NA) TRAILER EQUIPPED WITH POWER KING TOWMAX REPLACEMENT TIRES, SIZE: ST225/75R15. WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 60 MPH, THE REAR PASSENGER SIDE TIRE EXPERIENCED A BLOW OUT. APPROXIMATELY 80 MILES LATER, THE FRONT DRIVER SIDE TIRE EXPERIENCED THE SAME FAILURE. THE TIRES WERE TAKEN BACK TO THE DEALER WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE FAILURES WERE DUE TO TREAD SEPARATION. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE DOT NUMBER, VIN, AND FAILURE MILEAGE WERE NOT AVAILABLE.
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Date Complaint Filed: 09/07/2016
Date of Incident: 09/05/2016
Component(s): TIRES
NHTSA ID Number: 10904440
Consumer Location: SHREVEPORT, LA

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Crash:No
Fire:No
Number of Injuries:0
Number of Deaths:0Manufacturer: Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. , Forest River, Inc.
Vehicle Identification No. (VIN): 5ZT3CSYB7FG...

SUMMARY:FAILURE OF TIRE. SIDEWALL SEPARATION. TIRES WERE OEM ON A 2015 MODEL. SECOND FAILURE. FIRST OCCURRED ON 05/26/2016, SAME TIRES / BRAND. TIRE CONDITIONS; I.E. PRESSURE, SIDE WALL AND TREAD WEAR CONDITIONS WERE CHECKED PRIOR TO DEPARTURE.
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Date Complaint Filed: 09/07/2016
Date of Incident: 05/26/2016
Component(s): TIRES
NHTSA ID Number: 10904436
Consumer Location: SHREVEPORT, LA

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Fire:No
Number of Injuries:0
Number of Deaths:0Manufacturer: Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. , Forest River, Inc.
Vehicle Identification No. (VIN): 5ZT3CSYB7FG...

SUMMARY:FAILURE OF TIRE. TREAD SEPARATION. DAMAGE TO RECREATIONAL VEHICLE. TIRES WERE OEM ON A 2015 MODEL. SECOND FAILURE OCCURRED ON 09/05/2016, SAME TIRES / BRAND. TIRE CONDITIONS; I.E. PRESSURE, SIDE WALL AND TREAD WEAR CONDITIONS WERE CHECKED PRIOR TO DEPARTURE.
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Date Complaint Filed: 09/02/2016
Date of Incident: 07/17/2016
Component(s): TIRES
NHTSA ID Number: 10903341
Consumer Location: NEWFIELD, NJ

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Crash:No
Fire:No
Number of Injuries:0
Number of Deaths:0Manufacturer: Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. , Jayco, Inc.
Vehicle Identification No. (VIN): 1UJCJ0BS5E1...

SUMMARY:I WAS TRAVELING NORTH ON THE NY THRUWAY IN 85+ WEATHER. IT WAS 2 PM THE ROADWAY WAS CLEAR OF DEBRIS. THE PASSENGER SIDE, REAR AXLE TIRE INSTANTLY DEFLATED. I PULLED TO THE SIDE OF THE ROAD. A GUARDRAIL PREVENTED ME FROM ACCESSING THE TIRE. AS A RESULT I HAD TO MOVE DOWN THE EXTREMELY NARROW SHOULDER UNTIL THE GUARDRAIL ENDED (APPROXIMATELY 2 MILES). THE TIRE WAS SPLIT FROM BEAD TO BEAD STRAIGHT ACROSS THE TIRE. I HAD TO PURCHASE A NEW TIRE.THE FAILED TIRE WAS A POWER KING TOWMAX ST235 80 R16 DOT 83B5 GPB 5012. THE TIRE WAS RETURNED TO DYNAMIC TIRE CORP. THEY SENT ME A LETTER STATING THAT THE TIRE WAS DAMAGED BY A ROAD HAZARD. THE TRAILER IS TOWED BY A DULLY TRUCK. ANY ROAD HAZARD HAD TO IMPACT THE REAR OUTSIDE TRUCK TIRE AND THE FRONT AXLE TIRE ON THE TRAILER. I AM JUST A REGULAR DRIVER WITH 40 YEARS DRIVING EXPERIENCE, THEIR EXPLANATION SEEMS SUSPICIOUS TO ME.
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Date Complaint Filed: 06/28/2016
Date of Incident: 03/23/2016
Component(s): TIRES
NHTSA ID Number: 10881278
Consumer Location: SAN DIEGO, CA

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Crash:No
Fire:No
Number of Injuries:0
Number of Deaths:0Manufacturer: Airstream, Inc. , Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.
Vehicle Identification No. (VIN): Not Available

SUMMARY:WE PURCHASED 4 TOWMAX TIRES FOR OUR TRAILER 3 YEARS AGO. THEY HAD LESS THAN 3,000 AND WERE ALWAYS CHECKED FOR PROPER PSI BEFORE TRAVELING. WE WERE APPROX. 100 MILES INTO OUR TRIP WHEN OUR TIRE FAILED AND WE IMMEDIATELY PULLED OVER TO THE SIDE OF THE HIGHWAY. UPON PULLING OVER WE NOTICED THE TREAD HAD SEPARATED AND CAUSED DAMAGE TO THE REAR OF OUR AIRSTREAM. DYNAMIC TIRE REQUESTED THE TIRE FOR WARRANTY INSPECTION (NEVER INFORMED US THAT THE TIRE WOULD NOT BE RETURNED UNLESS WE PAID THE COSTLY RETURN SHIPPING). WE HAD OVER $9,000 IN DAMAGE TO OUR TRAILER (IT RIPPED UP THE ALUMINUM SIDING AND THE SEWAGE) AND DYNAMIC WAS ONLY WILLING TO REIMBURSE $125. DYNAMIC TIRE WROTE, ?THE TIRE RECEIVED FOR INSPECTION WAS SUBMITTED WITH SIGNIFICANT PORTIONS OF THE TREAD MISSING MAKING IT DIFFICULT TO DETERMINE THE OPERATING CONDITIONS OF THE TIRE. HOWEVER, THERE ARE SIGNS OF EXCESSIVE SHOULDER WEAR AND HEAT BUILD UP IN THE TIRE SHOULDER AREA AS EVIDENT BY BLUE DISCOLORATION, SUGGESTING THAT IT HAS ENDURED PROLONGED SERVICE IN AN UNDER INFLATED CONDITION.? THE LETTER ENDED WITH SINCERELY, DTC CLAIM REVIEW COMMITTEE?. THERE WAS NO NAME OR CONTACT INFORMATION, THUS LEAVING NO ROOM FOR DISPUTE. WE VIDEO TAPED THE CONDITION OF THE TIRE BEFORE SENDING IT FOR INSPECTION. THE VIDEO SHOWS NO SIGNS OF EXCESSIVE SHOULDER WEAR AND WE KNOW FOR A FACT THAT THE TIRES WERE NOT UNDER INFLATED AS WE CHECK THEM BEFORE EACH TRIP AND FREQUENTLY WHILE IN STORAGE. WHEN WE ASKED THE TIRE TO BE RETURNED TO US WE WERE TOLD IT WOULD BE COSTLY AND WE WOULD HAVE TO ENDURE THOSE COSTS. WHEN WE ASKED FOR A MANAGERS NAME AND NUMBER WE WERE TOLD THAT INFORMATION COULD NOT BE PROVIDED PER COMPANY POLICY. IN SHORT, DYNAMIC TIRE DOES NOT STAND BY THEIR WARRANTY, THEY LIE IN ORDER TO VOID THEIR WARRANTY AND THEY REFUSE TO PROVIDE CONTACT INFORMATION FOR MANAGEMENT OR SOMEONE OF AUTHORITY. *TR
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COMPLAINTS: Displaying 6 - 10 out of 83Date Complaint Filed: 06/28/2016
Date of Incident: 03/23/2016
Component(s): TIRES
NHTSA ID Number: 10881277
Consumer Location: SAN DIEGO, CA

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Crash:No
Fire:No
Number of Injuries:0
Number of Deaths:0Manufacturer: Airstream, Inc. , Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.
Vehicle Identification No. (VIN): Not Available

SUMMARY:WE PURCHASED 4 TOWMAX TIRES FOR OUR TRAILER 3 YEARS AGO. THEY HAD LESS THAN 3,000 AND WERE ALWAYS CHECKED FOR PROPER PSI BEFORE TRAVELING. WE WERE APPROX. 100 MILES INTO OUR TRIP WHEN OUR TIRE FAILED AND WE IMMEDIATELY PULLED OVER TO THE SIDE OF THE HIGHWAY. UPON PULLING OVER WE NOTICED THE TREAD HAD SEPARATED AND CAUSED DAMAGE TO THE REAR OF OUR AIRSTREAM. DYNAMIC TIRE REQUESTED THE TIRE FOR WARRANTY INSPECTION (NEVER INFORMED US THAT THE TIRE WOULD NOT BE RETURNED UNLESS WE PAID THE COSTLY RETURN SHIPPING). WE HAD OVER $9,000 IN DAMAGE TO OUR TRAILER (IT RIPPED UP THE ALUMINUM SIDING AND THE SEWAGE) AND DYNAMIC WAS ONLY WILLING TO REIMBURSE $125. DYNAMIC TIRE WROTE, ?THE TIRE RECEIVED FOR INSPECTION WAS SUBMITTED WITH SIGNIFICANT PORTIONS OF THE TREAD MISSING MAKING IT DIFFICULT TO DETERMINE THE OPERATING CONDITIONS OF THE TIRE. HOWEVER, THERE ARE SIGNS OF EXCESSIVE SHOULDER WEAR AND HEAT BUILD UP IN THE TIRE SHOULDER AREA AS EVIDENT BY BLUE DISCOLORATION, SUGGESTING THAT IT HAS ENDURED PROLONGED SERVICE IN AN UNDER INFLATED CONDITION.? THE LETTER ENDED WITH ?SINCERELY, DTC CLAIM REVIEW COMMITTEE?. THERE WAS NO NAME OR CONTACT INFORMATION, THUS LEAVING NO ROOM FOR DISPUTE. WE VIDEO TAPED THE CONDITION OF THE TIRE BEFORE SENDING IT FOR INSPECTION. THE VIDEO SHOWS NO SIGNS OF EXCESSIVE SHOULDER WEAR AND WE KNOW FOR A FACT THAT THE TIRES WERE NOT UNDER INFLATED AS WE CHECK THEM BEFORE EACH TRIP AND FREQUENTLY WHILE IN STORAGE. WHEN WE ASKED THE TIRE TO BE RETURNED TO US WE WERE TOLD IT WOULD BE COSTLY AND WE WOULD HAVE TO ENDURE THOSE COSTS. WHEN WE ASKED FOR A MANAGERS NAME AND NUMBER WE WERE TOLD THAT INFORMATION COULD NOT BE PROVIDED PER COMPANY POLICY. IN SHORT, DYNAMIC TIRE DOES NOT STAND BY THEIR WARRANTY, THEY LIE IN ORDER TO VOID THEIR WARRANTY AND THEY REFUSE TO PROVIDE CONTACT INFORMATION FOR MANAGEMENT OR SOMEONE OF AUTHORITY. *TR
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Date Complaint Filed: 06/28/2016
Date of Incident: 03/23/2016
Component(s): TIRES
NHTSA ID Number: 10881264
Consumer Location: SAN DIEGO, CA

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Crash:No
Fire:No
Number of Injuries:0
Number of Deaths:0Manufacturer: Airstream, Inc. , Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.
Vehicle Identification No. (VIN): Not Available

SUMMARY:WE PURCHASED 4 TOWMAX TIRES FOR OUR TRAILER 3 YEARS AGO. THEY HAD LESS THAN 15,000 MILES AND WERE ALWAYS CHECKED FOR PROPER PSI BEFORE TRAVELING. WE WERE APPROX. 100 MILES INTO OUR TRIP WHEN OUR TIRE FAILED AND WE IMMEDIATELY PULLED OVER TO THE SIDE OF THE HIGHWAY. UPON PULLING OVER WE NOTICED THE TREAD HAD SEPARATED AND CAUSED DAMAGE TO THE REAR OF OUR AIRSTREAM. DYNAMIC TIRE REQUESTED THE TIRE FOR WARRANTY INSPECTION (NEVER INFORMED US THAT THE TIRE WOULD NOT BE RETURNED UNLESS WE PAID THE COSTLY RETURN SHIPPING). WE HAD OVER $9,000 IN DAMAGE TO OUR TRAILER (IT RIPPED UP THE ALUMINUM SIDING AND THE SEWAGE) AND DYNAMIC WAS ONLY WILLING TO REIMBURSE $125. DYNAMIC TIRE WROTE, ?THE TIRE RECEIVED FOR INSPECTION WAS SUBMITTED WITH SIGNIFICANT PORTIONS OF THE TREAD MISSING MAKING IT DIFFICULT TO DETERMINE THE OPERATING CONDITIONS OF THE TIRE. HOWEVER, THERE ARE SIGNS OF EXCESSIVE SHOULDER WEAR AND HEAT BUILD UP IN THE TIRE SHOULDER AREA AS EVIDENT BY BLUE DISCOLORATION, SUGGESTING THAT IT HAS ENDURED PROLONGED SERVICE IN AN UNDER INFLATED CONDITION.? THE LETTER ENDED WITH ?SINCERELY, DTC CLAIM REVIEW COMMITTEE?. THERE WAS NO NAME OR CONTACT INFORMATION, THUS LEAVING NO ROOM FOR DISPUTE. WE VIDEO TAPED THE CONDITION OF THE TIRE BEFORE SENDING IT FOR INSPECTION. THE VIDEO SHOWS NO SIGNS OF EXCESSIVE SHOULDER WEAR AND WE KNOW FOR A FACT THAT THE TIRES WERE NOT UNDER INFLATED AS WE CHECK THEM BEFORE EACH TRIP AND FREQUENTLY WHILE IN STORAGE. WHEN WE ASKED THE TIRE TO BE RETURNED TO US WE WERE TOLD IT WOULD BE COSTLY AND WE WOULD HAVE TO ENDURE THOSE COSTS. WHEN WE ASKED FOR A MANAGERS NAME AND NUMBER WE WERE TOLD THAT INFORMATION COULD NOT BE PROVIDED PER COMPANY POLICY. IN SHORT, DYNAMIC TIRE DOES NOT STAND BY THEIR WARRANTY, THEY LIE IN ORDER TO VOID THEIR WARRANTY AND THEY REFUSE TO PROVIDE CONTACT INFORMATION FOR MANAGEMENT OR SOMEONE OF AUTHORITY. *TR
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Date Complaint Filed: 04/30/2016
Date of Incident: 04/20/2016
Component(s): TIRES
NHTSA ID Number: 10862339
Consumer Location: HILLIARD, OH

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Crash:No
Fire:No
Number of Injuries:0
Number of Deaths:0Manufacturer: Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. , Heartland Recreational Vehicles, LLC
Vehicle Identification No. (VIN): 5SFRG3729DE...

SUMMARY:WHILE TOWING MY FIFTH WHEEL RV ON I40 APPROXIMATELY 30 MILES EAST OF SEVIERVILLE, TN. I HAD A BLOWOUT ON THE FRONT PASSENGER SIDE TIRE ON MY FIFTH WHEEL. MY SPEED WAS AROUND 60 MPH AND THE TIRES HAD LESS THAN 1500 TOTAL MILES SINCE NEW. I IMMEDIATELY PULLED OFF TO THE SIDE OF THE ROAD TO INSPECT THE DAMAGE AND PHONE FOR SERVICE.
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Date Complaint Filed: 04/03/2016
Date of Incident: 04/02/2016
Component(s): TIRES
NHTSA ID Number: 10853146
Consumer Location: MILTON, GA

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Crash:No
Fire:No
Number of Injuries:0
Number of Deaths:0Manufacturer: Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. , Keystone RV Company
Vehicle Identification No. (VIN): 4YDT30129BB...

SUMMARY:WHILE DRIVING 65 MPH ON THE HIGHWAY, I EXPERIENCE CATASTROPHIC FAILURE OF THESE TRAILER TIRES. TIRES WERE INFLATED TO MANUFACTUER INSTRUCTIONS 65 PSI. PRE TRIP INSPECTION SHOWED NO CRACKS OR DRY ROTTING. THERE WAS NO INDICATION OF ANY DEFECT. VEHICLE WAS NOT OVERLOADED. AFTER REPLACING THE FIRST BLOW OUT, A SECOND TIRE CATASTROPHICALLY FAILED WITHIN 30 MILES OF THE FIRST. CAMPER SUSTAINED DAMAGE TO THE WHEEL WELL, EXTERIOR TRIP, SOME LIGHTING WIRING AND PUT A HOLE IN THE FLOOR FROM UNDERNEATH.
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Date Complaint Filed: 02/26/2016
Date of Incident: 11/17/2015
Component(s): TIRES
NHTSA ID Number: 10838606
Consumer Location: KANSAS CITY, MO

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Crash:No
Fire:No
Number of Injuries:0
Number of Deaths:0Manufacturer: Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. , HOLIDAY RAMBLER CORP.
Vehicle Identification No. (VIN): 1KB181L26SW...

SUMMARY:WHILE TRAVELING WEST ON MO-7 APPROX 2 MILES EAST OF GARDEN CITY, THE REAR DRIVERS SIDE TIRE BLEW OUT ON OUR BUMPER TOW 1995 HOLIDAY RAMBLER TRAVEL TRAILER WITH TANDEM TIRES. THE TIRE WAS LESS THAN 4 YEARS OLD, AND HAD LESS THAN 3,000 MILES ON IT ON THIS TEMPERATE FALL DAY, WHEN THE TREAD SEPARATED AND THE TIRE BLEW OUT. THE APPROX. 6 FT LONG LOOSE TREAD FLAILED THE WHEEL WELL AND SEVERELY DAMAGED THE WHEEL WELL, TRAILER SIDE AND THE WASTE WATER TANK DRAIN LINES, VALVES, AND VALVE CONTROLS. VEHICLE SPEED WAS APPROXIMATELY 58 MILES PER HOUR ON AN EXCELLENT ASPHALT ROAD SURFACE. THERE WAS NO EVIDENCE OF ANY ROAD HAZARDS.. THE TIRE PRESSURE HAD BEEN CHECKED IN THE LAST 48 HOURS AND HAD BEEN DRIVEN LESS THAN 200 MILES. THE TRAILER WAS IMMEDIATELY PULLED OVER TO THE SHOULDER, AND THE WHEEL WAS CHANGED WITH THE SPARE TIRE, THE TRAILER WAS TOWED BACK TO CLINTON, MO, WHERE REPAIR ESTIMATE WAS OVER $6,000. THE INSURANCE COMPANY JUDGED IT TO BE A TOTAL LOSS.
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COMPLAINTS: Displaying 11 - 15 out of 83Date Complaint Filed: 01/08/2016
Date of Incident: 01/07/2016
Component(s): TIRES
NHTSA ID Number: 10838244
Consumer Location: OSWEGO, NY

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Crash:No
Fire:No
Number of Injuries:0
Number of Deaths:0Manufacturer: Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. , Heartland Recreational Vehicles, LLC
Vehicle Identification No. (VIN): Not Available

SUMMARY:TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2013 HEARTLAND BIGHORN EQUIPPED WITH POWER KING TIRES, TIRE LINE: TOWMAX, TIRE SIZE: 215/80/R16, AND DOT NUMBER: 83B5GPB. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 65 MPH, THE REAR DRIVER'S SIDE TIRE EXPLODED WHICH CAUSED DAMAGE TO THE PROPANE FUEL LINE AND BRAKE LINE. IN ADDITION, AS A RESULT THE FLOORING ABOVE THE DEFECTIVE TIRE WAS SEVERELY DAMAGED. THE VEHICLE WAS MANEUVERED TO THE SIDE OF THE ROAD. THE DAMAGED TIRE WAS REPLACED WITH A SPARE. THE CONTACT PLANNED TO REPLACE THE FOUR TIRES ON THE VEHICLE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE OF THE TIRE AND VEHICLE WAS 15,000. THE VIN WAS NOT AVAILABLE.
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Date Complaint Filed: 01/19/2016
Date of Incident: 12/28/2015
Component(s): TIRES
NHTSA ID Number: 10820984
Consumer Location: JACKSONVILLE, FL

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Crash:No
Fire:No
Number of Injuries:0
Number of Deaths:0Manufacturer: Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. , Forest River, Inc.
Vehicle Identification No. (VIN): Not Available

SUMMARY:TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2014 PRIME TIME CRUSADER EQUIPPED WITH POWER KING TOWMAX TIRES, SIZE: LT235/80R16 E. WHILE DRIVING 55 MPH, THE TIRE PRESSURE WARNING LIGHT ILLUMINATED. UPON FURTHER INSPECTION, THE FRONT PASSENGER TIRE NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. TWO WEEKS LATER, WHILE DRIVING 62 MPH, THE CONTACT HEARD A LOUD EXPLOSION. THE FRONT DRIVER SIDE TIRE EXPLODED AND DAMAGED THE WHEEL WELL ON THE VEHICLE. THE FRONT PASSENGER SIDE TIRE WAS SHREDDED AND THE BELTS WERE EXPOSED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE VIN WAS UNKNOWN. THE TIRE AND VEHICLE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 1,500.
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Date Complaint Filed: 01/19/2016
Date of Incident: 12/28/2015
Component(s): TIRES
NHTSA ID Number: 10820965
Consumer Location: JACKSONVILLE, FL

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Crash:No
Fire:No
Number of Injuries:0
Number of Deaths:0Manufacturer: Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. , Forest River, Inc.
Vehicle Identification No. (VIN): 5ZT3CSVBXEG...

SUMMARY:POWER KING TOWMAX ST 235-80-R16. DOT 83B5 GPB DATE CODE 0313 WHILE DRIVING 62 MPH 90 MILES FROM HOME TIRE EXPLODED CAUSING RV WHEEL WELL DAMAGE THIS WAS THE 2ND TIRE IN 2 TRIPS. TIRES WERE INSPECTED BEFORE TRIP AND PRESSURE SET TO 80 PSI. REMAINING TIRES STILL LOOK NEW BUT WILL BE REPLACED BECAUSE I CANNOT TRUST THE POWER KING TIRES. THE RV MANUFACTURER IS UNRESPONSIVE TO TIRE PROBLEMS. I THINK THE NHTSA SHOULD LOOK INTO THE ST RADIAL PROBLEM ESPECIALLY THE ONES MADE IN CHINA.
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Date Complaint Filed: 12/02/2015
Date of Incident: 06/12/2015
Component(s): TIRES
NHTSA ID Number: 10808023
Consumer Location: FOLSOM, CA

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Crash:No
Fire:No
Number of Injuries:0
Number of Deaths:0Manufacturer: Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. , Forest River, Inc.
Vehicle Identification No. (VIN): 4X4FWCD248V...

SUMMARY:NEW TIRES INSTALLED APRIL 2013 ON OUR 2008 FOREST RIVER, WILDCAT FIFTH WHEEL TRAVEL TRAILER BY LES SCHWAB IN FOLSOM, CA. POWERKING TOWMAX ST225/75R15 MAY 2013, FOLSOM, CA. TO PORT ANGELES, WA. AND RETURN TOTAL MILES THIS TRIP 1664. JULY 2013, FOLSOM, CA. TO ROSEBURG, ORE. AND RETURN TOTAL MILES THIS TRIP 894. DEC. 2014, FOLSOM, CA. TO ROCKLIN, CA. AND RETURN TOTAL MILES THIS TRIP 20. NO OTHER TRIPS WERE MADE IN 2014 DUE TO KNEE REPLACEMENT SURGERIES. JUNE 12, 2015 DEPARTED FOLSOM, CA., TIRE A BLEW OUT FIVE MILES SOUTH OF GRANTS PASS, ORE. TOTAL MILES THIS TRIP TRIP 354. LIMPED INTO LES SCHWAB IN GRANTS PASS, ORE. THEY REPLAICED A AND AFTER CHECKING THE OTHER THREE TIRES THEY REPLACED TIRE B AS IT WAS BOWED OUT IN THE TREAD. THERE WAS NO CHARGE. WE THEN CONTINUED ON TO PORT ANGELES, WA. JUNE 25, 2015 357 MILES OUT OF PORT ANGELES, WA., NEAR COTTAGE GROVE, ORE. TIRE C BLEW OUT WITH 3767 MILE ON IT, WE MANAGED TO GET TO A REST STOP THAT WAS ABOUT .25 MI. AHEAD. CALLED LES SCHWAB IN COTTAGE GROVE. THEY SENT OUT ROADSIDE SERVICE TO CHANGE TIRE C. THE SERVICE MECHANIC CHECKED TIRE D WHICH WAS BOWED OUT ON THE TREAD AND HE SAID IT WAS SAFE TO TRAVEL ON. WE WERE CHARGED $98.00 FOR THE SERVICE CALL AND HE PRO RATED THE TIRE AT 63% AND CHARGED $33.94 FOR IT. WE CONTINUED ON TO FAMILY 20 MILES WEST OF ROSEBURG. JUNE 26, 2015 REMOVED TIRE D AND TOOK IT INTO ROSEBURG LES SCHWAB TO BE CHECKED FOR SAFETY AS IT WAS BOWED OUT JUST LIKE TIRE B HAD BEEN. TIRE A FRONT LEFT, TIRE C BACK LEFT, TIRE D FRONT RIGHT, TIRE B BACK LEFT.
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Date Complaint Filed: 11/15/2015
Date of Incident: 11/28/2014
Component(s): TIRES
NHTSA ID Number: 10790485
Consumer Location: ONALASKA, WI

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Crash:No
Fire:No
Number of Injuries:0
Number of Deaths:0Manufacturer: Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. , Keystone RV Company
Vehicle Identification No. (VIN): Not Available

SUMMARY:BLEW 3 TIRES IN LESS THAN 3000 MILES. FIRST WAS ON DELIVERY OF VEHICLE FROM MANUFACTURER, NEXT 2 WERE ON SAME DAY LESS THAN 200 MILES APART (ON OPPOSITE SIDES OF VEHICLE). 2ND ONE LITERALLY EXPLODED NEARLY CAUSING A CRASH. DYNAMIC TIRE SAYS NOTHING WRONG WITH TIRES.

COMPLAINTS: Displaying 16 - 20 out of 83Date Complaint Filed: 09/15/2015
Date of Incident: 06/07/2015
Component(s): TIRES
NHTSA ID Number: 10763872
Consumer Location: WINTER HAVEN, FL

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Crash:No
Fire:No
Number of Injuries:0
Number of Deaths:0Manufacturer: Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. , Heartland Recreational Vehicles, LLC
Vehicle Identification No. (VIN): Not Available

SUMMARY:WE PURCHASED A 2014 BRAND NEW HEARTLAND BIG COUNTRY FIFTH WHEEL IN NOVEMBER 2014. WE TOOK IT ON OUR FIRST LONG TRIP BEGINNING JUNE 2015. WITH LESS THAN 3500 MILES ON THE POWER KING TRAILER TIRES WE HAD A BLOW OUT ON THE DRIVER'S SIDE FRONT TIRE TRAVELING AT LESS THAN 60 MILES AN HOUR. THE TIRE SHREDDED AND IN THE PROCESS RIPPED THE BUMPER FROM THE CAMPER, ALONG WITH TV LINES RESULTING IN OVER $4000.00 IN DAMAGE. WE HAD THE TIRE REPLACED AT A TIRE STORE AND CONTINUED OUR TRIP. APPROXIMATELY 3000 MILES LATER THE 2ND TIRE BLEW (ON THE SAME SIDE AS THE FIRST BUT THE REAR TIRE BLEW THIS TIME) ONCE AGAIN WE HAD THE TIRE REPLACED, AND FOCUSSED ON GETTING HOME AT THAT POINT. THE TRAILER WAS REPAIRED UPON OUR RETURN AND WE ALSO PURCHASED A TIRE MONITOR. LAST WEEK WE LOADED THE CAMPER AND HEADED OUT FOR A WEEK IN THE CAROLINAS. WITHIN 75 MILES THE FRONT TRAILER PASSENGER TIRE BLEW. THIS TIME THE BRAKE LINES ON THE PASSENGER SIDE OF THE CAMPER WERE RIPPED OFF FROM PIECES OF THE SHREDDED TIRE. FORTUNATELY A STATE FARM ROAD RANGER ASSISTED US, CHANGED THE TIRE, AND TOLD US THE OTHER TIRE LOOKED UNUSUALLY SHAPED AND RECOMMENDED WE EXIT ASAP TO CHECK IT. A FLORIDA STATE TROOPER OBSERVED THE SAME PROBLEM. WE WERE ABLE TO FIND A TIRE STORE, SELLING THE SAME POWER KING TIRES. THEY HAD NO OTHER, SO WE PUT TWO MORE ON THE PASSENGER SIDE, TURNED AROUND, DROVE THE CAMPER BACK TO CAMPING WORLD AND HAVE JUST SPENT $2000.00 PUTTING NEW GOODYEAR TIRES ON THE ENTIRE CAMPER. WE WERE TOLD WE SHOULD BE THANKFUL NO ONE WAS HURT, AS THE POWER KING TOW MASTER TIRES PUT ON THESE NEW RIGS ARE NOT SAFE, AND SHOULD BE REPLACED AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. WE WERE NOT INFORMED AT ALL REGARDING THIS BY HEARTLAND OR CAMPING WORLD. HOPEFULLY SOMEONE WILL DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS BEFORE THERE ARE MORE SERIOUS ACCIDENTS AND INJURIES. IT'S SHAMEFUL "MADE IN AMERICA" RV DEALERS ARE GETTING AWAY WITH THIS.
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Date Complaint Filed: 09/15/2015
Date of Incident: 08/10/2015
Component(s): TIRES
NHTSA ID Number: 10763819
Consumer Location: Unknown

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Crash:No
Fire:No
Number of Injuries:0
Number of Deaths:0Manufacturer: Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. , Keystone RV Company
Vehicle Identification No. (VIN): 4YDF35520DE...

SUMMARY:TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2013 KEYSTONE ALPINE TRAILER EQUIPPED WITH POWER KING TOWMAX TIRES, SIZE ST235/80R16 (NA). WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 55 MPH, THE REAR PASSENGER SIDE TIRE EXPERIENCED A BLOW OUT. APPROXIMATELY 200 MILES LATER, THE FRONT PASSENGER SIDE TIRE EXPERIENCED A BLOW OUT. APPROXIMATELY 400 MILES LATER, THE FRONT DRIVER SIDE TIRE EXPERIENCED A BLOW OUT. THE CONTACT INDICATED THAT THE FAILURES ALL OCCURRED DURING THE SAME TRIP. THE CONTACT DISCOVERED DAMAGE TO THE REAR DRIVER SIDE TIRE AND REMOVED THE TIRE FROM THE VEHICLE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURES. THE VEHICLE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 5,000 AND THE TIRE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 4,000.
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Date Complaint Filed: 09/14/2015
Date of Incident: 09/08/2015
Component(s): TIRES
NHTSA ID Number: 10763750
Consumer Location: MONROE, NC

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Crash:No
Fire:No
Number of Injuries:0
Number of Deaths:0Manufacturer: Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. , Forest River, Inc.
Vehicle Identification No. (VIN): 5ZT3CSYB5EG...

SUMMARY:WE WERE TRAVELING I-85 NORTH BOUND OUT OF ATLANTA GA.ABOUT 60-65 MPH. ABOUT ONE HOUR INTO OUR TRIP HOME WHEN A TRUCK PULLED UP BESIDE US. HE POINTED AT OUR CAMPER AND TO PULL OVER ASAP. WE PULLED OVER TO THE SIDE OF THE ROAD AND WERE SHOCKED TO SEE BOTH RIGHT SIDE TIRES HAD GROWN TO WHERE THEY WERE RUBBING EACH OTHER. AFTER ABOUT 4 HRS TOTAL WE MADE IT TO A SAFE PLACE TO SPEND THE NIGHT, IT WAS TO LATE TO GET ANY WORK DONE. THE NEXT MORNING WE HAD TWO OF THE TIRES REPLACED AND AFTER CLOSER INSPECTION THEY RECOMMENDED WE REPLACE ALL. THEY SAID THE BELTS OR SOMETHING WERE COMING APART INSIDE AND THAT WE WERE LUCKY NO TIRES BLEW OUT. WE HAVE TIRE SENSORS ON OUR TIRES THAT TELL THE PSI AND TEMPERATURE ALL WERE NORMAL AT THE TIME WE HAD OUR PROBLEM. THE CENTER OF THE TIRES HAVE HUMPED UP IN THE MIDDLE OF THE TREAD AREA AND WERE RUBBING TOGETHER. THE TIRES ARE NORMALLY ABOUT THREE INCHES APART. ALL AXLES AND SUSPENSION HAS BEEN CHECKED BY AN EXPERT, ALL GOOD NO PROBLEMS FOUND ONLY TIRES!
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Date Complaint Filed: 08/19/2015
Date of Incident: 08/17/2015
Component(s): TIRES
NHTSA ID Number: 10749830
Consumer Location: SHELBY TOWNSHIP, MI

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Crash:No
Fire:No
Number of Injuries:0
Number of Deaths:0Manufacturer: Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. , Cruiser RV
Vehicle Identification No. (VIN): 5ZT3CSUB2DD...

SUMMARY:I WAS TRAVELING ON I94 WITH MY 2013 CRUSADER FIFTH WHEEL TRAVEL TRAILER AT 65 MPH WHEN A DRIVER SIGNALED ME TO PULL OFF THE FREEWAY. MY RIGHT REAR TIRE ( POWER KING TOWMAX ST235/80R16, DOT 83B5 GPB 3612) HAD THROWN THE TREAD AND CAUSED MAJOR DAMAGE TO THE VEHICLE. UPON FURTHER INVESTIGATION THE LEFT REAR TIRE WAS SEPARATED AS WELL. THROUGH ROAD SERVICE I WAS ABLE TO MAKE IT TO A TIRE STORE USING MY SPARE TIRE. THE TIRE STORE INSPECTED ALL MY REMAINING TIRES BEFORE REPLACING THE TWO BACK TIRES. THEY VERIFIED THE TIRES HAD THE CORRECT TIRE PRESSURE OF 80 PSI AND THE TREAD MEASURED 9/32". THESE TIRES HAVE BEEN MAINTAINED WELL HAVING LESS THAN 6000 MILES ON THEM. I CHECK THEM BEFORE EACH TRIP THEREFORE THERE SHOULD BE NO REASON FOR THEM TO FAIL. I ALSO OBSERVED SEVERAL WEB SITES LISTING DOZENS OF COMPLAINTS SIMILAR TO MINE. THESE TIRES SHOULD BE TAKEN OFF THE MARKET BEFORE SOMEONE DIES.
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Date Complaint Filed: 08/18/2015
Date of Incident: 07/19/2015
Component(s): TIRES
NHTSA ID Number: 10749617
Consumer Location: LARNED, KS

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Crash:No
Fire:No
Number of Injuries:0
Number of Deaths:0Manufacturer: Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. , Heartland Recreational Vehicles, LLC
Vehicle Identification No. (VIN): Not Available

SUMMARY:WE WERE TOWING OUR 2010 HEARTLAND EAGLE RIDGE 5TH WHEEL TRAILER. WE WERE TRAVELING AT APPROXIMATELY 60 MPH WHEN THE TREAD OF THE POWER KING TOW MAX STR ST 235/80R/16 DOT #83B5 GPB COMPLETELY PEELED AWAY FROM THE TIRE. THIS CAUSED SIGNIFICATE DAMAGE TO THE FENDER AND SLIDE RESULTING IN $3100 IN DAMAGE. WE WERE ON A ROAD WITH NO SHOULDER SO HAD TO CONTINUE ON TO THE NEXT TOWN APPROXIMATELY 5 MILES AWAY WHERE WE WERE ABLE TO CHANGE THE TIRE. THE TIRE PRESSURE WAS AT THE RECOMMENDED PRESSURE OF 80 PSI. ON AUGUST 14, 2015, ABOUT 15 MILES FROM OUR HOME THE TREAD FROM THE TIRE ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE CAMPER SEPERATED. THE TREAD WAS WEDGED IN THE AXEL. THERE WAS DAMAGE TO THE FENDER, WIRING HARNESS AND PROPANE LINE. THIS DAMAGE AMOUNTED TO $1500. NEEDLESS TO SAY ALL THE TIRES WILL BE REPLACED NOW BUT NOT WITH THIS BRAND OF TIRE.
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COMPLAINTS: Displaying 21 - 25 out of 83Date Complaint Filed: 08/16/2015
Date of Incident: 06/25/2015
Component(s): TIRES
NHTSA ID Number: 10748996
Consumer Location: JOSHUA TREE, CA

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Crash:No
Fire:No
Number of Injuries:0
Number of Deaths:0Manufacturer: Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. , Jayco, Inc.
Vehicle Identification No. (VIN): 1UJCJ0BP4E2...

SUMMARY:IN NOV.2014 WE PURCHASED A NEW 2014 JAYCO 5TH WHEEL. ON OUR NEXT TRIP WITH LESS THAN 7000 MILES ON OUR TIRES, AT RECOMMENDED TIRES PRESSURE 65 PSI. AT 11 MILES FROM HOME WE HAD A LEFT REAR TIRE BLOW OUT AT 50 MPH WITH MINIMUM DAMAGE. TWO DAYS LATER INTO OUR TRIP, THE RIGHT REAR TIRE BLOW OUT AT 60 MPH CAUSING MAJOR DAMAGE. THREAD HAD SEPARATED ALL THE WAY AROUND BOTH TIRES. THE TIRES WERE POWER KING TOWMAX STR ST225/75R15D.
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Date Complaint Filed: 08/02/2015
Date of Incident: 07/22/2015
Component(s): TIRES
NHTSA ID Number: 10745667
Consumer Location: JEFFERSON CITY, TN

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Crash:No
Fire:No
Number of Injuries:0
Number of Deaths:0Manufacturer: Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. , Heartland Recreational Vehicles, LLC
Vehicle Identification No. (VIN): 5SFBG3628DE...

SUMMARY:2013 HEARTLAND 3610 RE 5TH WHEEL RV. OEM TIRES. POWER KING TOW MAX ST235/80R16 STR TIRES. CHECKED TIRE PRESSURES WITH TIRE GAUGE BEFORE TRIP. ALL AT 80 PSI COLD. INSTALLED TPS SENSORS AND CHECKED MONITOR. WORKING. 6 MILES INTO TRIP AFTER PULLING OUT FROM A RED LIGHT AT AROUND 20 MPH THE REAR LEFT AXLE TIRE BLEW OUT THROWING PLASTIC TRIM PIECES ACROSS THE ROAD. TOP OF THREAD BLEW APART. REPLACED WITH SPARE TIRE. WENT ABOUT 23 MORE MILE AND RIGHT AFTER CHECKING TIRE PRESSURE MONITOR, FOR PRESSURE AND TEMP. BOTH OK. THE RIGHT FRONT AXLE TIRE BLEW OUT WHILE DRIVING 55 MPH, THROWING FENDER TRIM PIECES ACROSS THE ROAD. FOUND RIGHT SIDE REAR AXLE TIRE WITH PIECES OF THE TIRE BELT STRAINS STARTING TO COME THREW THREAD PART OF THE TIRE. DIDN'T BLOW OUT YET. HAD ALL FOUR TIRES REPLACED. KEPT ALL TIRES. NOW HAVE REPLACED THE SPARE. BOTH SIDES OF CAMPER WHEEL FENDER AREAS DAMAGE.
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Date Complaint Filed: 06/18/2015
Date of Incident: 07/05/2013
Component(s): TIRES
NHTSA ID Number: 10726012
Consumer Location: TROY, VA

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Crash:No
Fire:No
Number of Injuries:0
Number of Deaths:0Manufacturer: Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. , Heartland Recreational Vehicles, LLC
Vehicle Identification No. (VIN): 5SFBG3425DE...

SUMMARY:TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2012 HEARTLAND BIGHORN SILVERADO TRAILER EQUIPPED WITH POWER KING TOWMAX TIRES, SIZE: LT235/80R16 E. WHILE DRIVING 65 MPH, THE FRONT DRIVER SIDE TIRE BLEW OUT WITHOUT WARNING. THE TIRE WAS REPLACED BY AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE VEHICLE AND TIRE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 8,000. UPDATED 8/6/15*CN UPDATED 12/23/2015*JS
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Date Complaint Filed: 06/12/2015
Date of Incident: 06/04/2015
Component(s): TIRES
NHTSA ID Number: 10724950
Consumer Location: SHORTER, AL

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Crash:No
Fire:No
Number of Injuries:0
Number of Deaths:0Manufacturer: Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. , Jayco, Inc.
Vehicle Identification No. (VIN): 1UJCJ0BU0D1...

SUMMARY:POWER KING TOW MAX 235 80 16 TIRES LESS THAN 3000 MILES CAME NEW ON 2013 JAYCO EAGLE PREMIER 351 RLTS. FIRST TIRE BLEW OUT 60 MILES INTO TRIP. 30 MILES LATER WAS TOLD TO PULL OVER BY TRUCKER PASSING US AND HAD ONE TIRE FLAT WITH 8 INCH CHUNK MISSING AND THE REAR TIRE SAME SIDE HAD A 8INCH BUBBLE ABOUT TO BLOW. UPON REPLACING ALL FOUR TIRES IT WAS NOTICED THAT EVEN THE FOURTH TIRE WAS DEFORMING AND SOON TO EXPLODE. STILL HAVE A SPARE TIRE OF SAME MAKE THAT WILL BE REPLACED ASAP. THIS COULD HAVE LEAD TO A MAJOR ACCIDENT HAD THE TRUCKER NOT WARNED US. JAYCO HAS SINCE CHANGED TO ANOTHER TIRE COMPANY. THERE NEEDS TO BE A RECALL ON THESE DEFECTIVE TIRES. TRAILER WAS NOT OVER WEIGHT, SPEED WAS 65 MPH AND TIRE PRESSURE WAS CHECKED PRIOR TO LEAVING THAT MORNING. THERE WAS DAMAGE DONE BY BLOWOUT.
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Date Complaint Filed: 06/08/2015
Date of Incident: 09/16/2014
Component(s): TIRES
NHTSA ID Number: 10723951
Consumer Location: CHESAPEAKE, VA

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Crash:No
Fire:No
Number of Injuries:0
Number of Deaths:0Manufacturer: Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. , Keystone RV Company
Vehicle Identification No. (VIN): Not Available

SUMMARY:TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2013 KEYSTONE RAPTOR TOYHAULER TRAILER. THE TRAILER WAS EQUIPPED WITH TWO POWER KING TOWMAX TIRES, SIZE: LT235/80R16 E. WHILE DRIVING 60 MPH ON A HIGHWAY, THE FRONT PASSENGER SIDE TIRE BLEW OUT WITH EXCESSIVE FORCE AND THE TREAD COMPLETELY SEPARATED. THE CONTACT MERGED TO THE SHOULDER OF THE HIGHWAY AND REPLACED THE TIRE. EIGHT MONTHS LATER, WHILE DRIVING 55 MPH, THE FRONT DRIVER SIDE TIRE BLEW OUT WITH THE SAME EXPLOSIVE FORCE. THE MANUFACTURER OF BOTH THE TRAILER AND THE TIRE WERE NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURES. THE VEHICLE AND TIRE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 5,500. THE VIN WAS NOT AVAILABLE.
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COMPLAINTS: Displaying 26 - 30 out of 83Date Complaint Filed: 05/14/2015
Date of Incident: 04/09/2015
Component(s): TIRES
NHTSA ID Number: 10716368
Consumer Location: BOSSIER CITY, LA

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Date Complaint Filed: 05/12/2015
Date of Incident: 05/05/2015
Component(s): TIRES
NHTSA ID Number: 10716072
Consumer Location: ROY, UT

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Crash:No
Fire:No
Number of Injuries:0
Number of Deaths:0Manufacturer: Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. , Northwood Manufacturing, Inc.
Vehicle Identification No. (VIN): 4N17K282060...

SUMMARY:BOUGHT FOUR (4) POWER KING TOW MAX STR ST 235/80R16 TRAILER TIRES. ALL FOUR HAVE FAILED AND BEEN REPLACED. FIRST FAILURE, TIRE EXPLODED, CAUSED TRAILER DAMAGE. SECOND FAILURE, TIRE WENT FLAT, DURING REPAIR DISCOVERED CATASTROPHIC INTERNAL FAILURE. THIRD FAILURE, VISUAL INSPECTION, TIRE SEPARATING. FORTH FAILURE, TIRE EXPLODED, CAUSED TRAILER DAMAGED. BOTH EXPLOSIVE TIRE FAILURE OCCURRED AT 65 MPH, 2000 TO 3000 MILES ON TIRE. TRAILER IS A TOY HAULER, WEIGHED AT 11340 LBS LOADED. TIRES ARE MONITORED BY TPMS, PRESSURE AND TEMPERATURE, NO ABNORMAL WARNINGS BEFORE TIRE EXPLOSIONS. TPMS DID ALERT TO SECOND TIRE FAILURE, FLAT. SEARCH THE INTERNET FOR TOY HAULER TIRE FAILURES, MORE POWER KING CATASTROPHIC TIRES FAILURES CAUSING HUGE AMOUNTS OF DAMAGE TO THE TRAILERS. I DO NOT ANY DOT INFORMATION FOR THE FOUR TIRES THAT FAILED, JUST THE REPLACEMENT TIRES.
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Date Complaint Filed: 02/18/2016
Date of Incident: 04/01/2014
Component(s): TIRES
NHTSA ID Number: 10693519
Consumer Location: SPRING HILL, FL

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Crash:No
Fire:No
Number of Injuries:0
Number of Deaths:0Manufacturer: Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. , UNKNOWN MANUFACTURER
Vehicle Identification No. (VIN): Not Available

SUMMARY:BIG COUNTRY FIFTH WHEEL RV. CONSUMER WRITES IN REGARDS TO RV TIRES ISSUE. *SMD THE CONSUMER STATED AND HER HUSBAND NOTICED A SEPARATION OF THE TREAD FROM THE INNER BELT. THE TIRE WAS REPLACED UNDER WARRANTY. THE CONSUMER AND HER HUSBAND, THEN EXPERIENCED A TIRE BLOW OUT AND THE TIRE WAS REPLACED AS REPLACED AT A PRO-RATED AMOUNT. WHEN THEY ARRIVED AT THEIR DESTINATION, THEY NOTICED ANOTHER TIRE HAD TREAD SEPARATION. *JB
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Date Complaint Filed: 01/13/2015
Date of Incident: 10/24/2014
Component(s): TIRES
NHTSA ID Number: 10672214
Consumer Location: THIBODAUX, LA

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Crash:No
Fire:No
Number of Injuries:0
Number of Deaths:0Manufacturer: Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. , Forest River, Inc.
Vehicle Identification No. (VIN): 5ZT3CSXB2DD...

SUMMARY:ON OUR 2013 CRUSADER WE EXPERIENCED OUR FIRST BLOWOUT. ON 4/25/14 ABOUT 4 MILES FROM HOME TRAVELING ABOUT 50 MILES AN HOUR ON NEWLY BLACKTOP ROAD(LEFT REAR). WITH ONLY 2000 MILES ON THE CAMPER NO DAMAGE WAS DONE. ON 10/24/14 ABOUT 30 MILES FROM HOME TRAVELING ABOUT 65 MILES AN HOUR OUR SECOND BLOWOUT OCCURRED ON RIGHT FRONT. THIS TIME EXTENSIVE DAMAGE TO SLIDE TRIM, TIRE SKIRT, STEPS, TIRE AND RIM. THE TIRES WERE POWER KING TOMAX, ST235/80R16 E. WE FEEL THE TIRES ARE UNSAFE AND SHOULD BE RECALLED. *TR
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Date Complaint Filed: 10/07/2014
Date of Incident: 09/21/2014
Component(s): TIRES
NHTSA ID Number: 10642001
Consumer Location: Unknown

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Crash:No
Fire:No
Number of Injuries:0
Number of Deaths:0Manufacturer: Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. , Heartland Recreational Vehicles, LLC
Vehicle Identification No. (VIN): Not Available

SUMMARY:9/21 WHILE HEADING HOME FROM A WEEKEND OUTING I GOT TO EXPERIENCE NOT ONE, BUT TWO OCCURRENCES OF POWERKING TOWMAX TIRE FAILURES. FIRST SETTING THE SCENE: TIRES AT PROPER PRESSURE (80LB), SPEED UNDER 65MPH, TRAILER WEIGHT BELOW 14,000LBS, MILES ON TIRES TOTAL LESS THAN 1,000, ROAD CONDITION DRY AND SMOOTH. TIRE #1: BLEW OUT THE CENTER OF THE TREAD, NO COACH DAMAGE AFTER ~70 MILES OF TRAVEL; TIRE #2: FAILED SPECTACULARLY WHERE THE TREAD CAP CAME COMPLETELY OFF THE TIRE CARCASS (AFTER ONLY 30 MILES) TAKING OUT THE FENDER SKIRT, THE HEATER COVER, REAR STEP PLASTIC FRAME, AND LOTS OF SIDE PANEL. *TR
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COMPLAINTS: Displaying 31 - 35 out of 83Date Complaint Filed: 10/07/2014
Date of Incident: 09/18/2014
Component(s): TIRES
NHTSA ID Number: 10641899
Consumer Location: LAS VEGAS, NV

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Crash:No
Fire:No
Number of Injuries:0
Number of Deaths:0Manufacturer: Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. , Heartland Recreational Vehicles, LLC
Vehicle Identification No. (VIN): Not Available

SUMMARY:JULY OF 2014 PURCHASED NEW TOYHAULER TRAILER, HEARTLAND ROAD WARRIOR RW 348. RV CAME WITH POWER KING TOWMAX LT235/80R16 E TIRES. WITH LESS THAN 2,500 MILES, TIRE TREAD SEPARATED CAUSING BLOWOUT. TIRE CAUSED $2,000 OF DAMAGE TO TRAILER. BLOWOUT OCCURRED ON SEPT 18, 2014. TIRES WERE WELL MAINTAINED AND CHECKED. NEVER DRIVEN OVER 62 MILES AN HOUR, AND ALWAYS ON PAVEMENT. NEVER OVERLOADED. REMAINING TIRES WILL BE REPLACED BEFORE NEXT BLOWOUT, DUE TO SAFETY CONCERNS AND THE NUMEROUS BAD REVIEWS. *TR
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Date Complaint Filed: 10/02/2014
Date of Incident: 09/18/2014
Component(s): TIRES
NHTSA ID Number: 10640849
Consumer Location: REDDING, CA

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Crash:No
Fire:No
Number of Injuries:0
Number of Deaths:0Manufacturer: Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. , Keystone RV Company
Vehicle Identification No. (VIN): Not Available

SUMMARY:TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2013 KEYSTONE ALPINE RECREATIONAL TRAILER EQUIPPED WITH POWER KING TOW MAX TIRES, SIZE: ST235/80R16E (NA). WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 45 MPH, THE FRONT PASSENGER SIDE TIRE TREAD SEPARATED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHO DISCOVERED THAT THREE TIRES EXPERIENCED TREAD SEPARATION. THE LOCATION OF THE DEFECTIVE TIRES WERE UNKNOWN. THE TIRES WERE REPLACED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE VIN WAS UNAVAILABLE. THE VEHICLE AND TIRE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 800.
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Date Complaint Filed: 09/21/2014
Date of Incident: 09/20/2014
Component(s): TIRES
NHTSA ID Number: 10637922
Consumer Location: FORT PIERCE, FL

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Crash:No
Fire:No
Number of Injuries:0
Number of Deaths:0Manufacturer: Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. , Heartland Recreational Vehicles, LLC
Vehicle Identification No. (VIN): Not Available

SUMMARY:SATURDAY, 9/20/14, WE DROVE APPROX 300 MILES FROM FL ON INTERSTATES 95 AND 26, SPEED 65 MPH OR LOWER, TOWING OUR 2014 HEARTLAND BIGHORN 5TH WHEEL TRAILER EQUIPPED WITH POWER KING TOW MAX ST235/80R16 TIRES. TIRE PRESSURE (80 PSI) AND LUG TORQUE (120 FT/LB) CHECKED BEFORE DEPARTURE. EXITED I-26 IN LEXINGTON SC AND HAD DRIVEN 2-3 MILES, SPEEDS 35 AND UNDER, ON SURFACE STREET WHEN LEFT REAR TIRE BLEW, SEPARATING 2/3 OF THE TREAD CIRCUMFERENCE CREATING A 3 1/2 FOOT LONG 8 INCH WIDE STEEL BELTED FLAIL THAT DESTROYED THE LOWER VALANCE AND WHEEL WELL ON LEFT MAIN SLIDE, THROWING DEBRIS ON ADJACENT TRAFFIC. THANKFULLY, DUE TO LOW SPEED AT TIME (20-25), THERE WERE NO INJURIES, DAMAGE TO OTHER VEHICLES OR LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL. TRAILER PURCHASED NEW JAN 2014 AND HAD LESS THAN 1500 MILES TOTAL USE. INTERNET SEARCH REVEALED LOTS OF SIMILAR STORIES AND A FULL COMPLAINT LOG (50) SINCE 6/2014 ON NHTSA SITE. NO FAITH IN THESE TIRES; REPLACED TWO (ALL THE LOCAL GOODYEAR TIRE DEALER HAD ON A SUNDAY) BUT WILL REPLACE THEM ALL WHEN AVAILABLE. HEARTLAND AND TBC, THE TIRE MAKER (?) WILL HEAR AS WELL. SERIOUS SAFETY HAZARD! *TR
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Date Complaint Filed: 09/20/2014
Date of Incident: 07/06/2014
Component(s): TIRES
NHTSA ID Number: 10637784
Consumer Location: SANTA ROSA, CA

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Crash:No
Fire:No
Number of Injuries:0
Number of Deaths:0Manufacturer: Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. , Heartland Recreational Vehicles, LLC
Vehicle Identification No. (VIN): Not Available

SUMMARY:2 POWER KING TOWMAX STR TIRES, 2 YEARS OLD, VERY LOW MILEAGE, TOWING 4 TIRE BIG HORN FIFTH WHEEL CAMPER, SEPARATED TREADS ON JULY 6 AND JULY 13 OF 2014. CAMPER IS WELL UNDER WEIGHT SPECIFICATIONS, TIRE PRESSURE ALWAYS RUN AT 80 PSI. CAUSED SEVERE DAMAGE TO CAMPER.
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Date Complaint Filed: 09/11/2014
Date of Incident: 08/21/2014
Component(s): TIRES
NHTSA ID Number: 10632362
Consumer Location: NEWPORT, MI

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Crash:No
Fire:No
Number of Injuries:0
Number of Deaths:0Manufacturer: Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. , Keystone RV Company
Vehicle Identification No. (VIN): Not Available

SUMMARY:BOUGHT 2012 KEYSTONE ALPINE TRAILER WITH TOWMAXX TIRES SIZE 235/80/16. APPROXIMATELY 3000 MILES ALWAYS CHECK PRESSURE HAD DRIVER SIDE BLOW OUT CAUSING EXTENSIVE DAMAGE AND 40 MILES LATER PASSENGER SIDE BLOW OUT CAUSING MORE DAMAGE. HAD VEHICLE WEIGHED AND STILL WAY UNDER LOAD RATING. COMPLETE TIRE TREAD SEPARATION. *TR

COMPLAINTS: Displaying 36 - 40 out of 83Date Complaint Filed: 09/02/2014
Date of Incident: 08/31/2014
Component(s): TIRES
NHTSA ID Number: 10630012
Consumer Location: SACRAMENTO, CA

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Crash:No
Fire:No
Number of Injuries:0
Number of Deaths:0Manufacturer: Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. , Heartland Recreational Vehicles, LLC
Vehicle Identification No. (VIN): 5SFSG3220DE...

SUMMARY:TIRE FAILURE ON THREE POWER KING TOW MAX STR 235/80/R16 IN ONE DAY. TOWING 2013 HEARTLAND 3000 CK SUNDANCE @ LOVELOCK NEVADA, ONE TIRE BLEW AND DAMAGED SIDE PANEL DRIVERS SIDE, OTHER DRIVER SIDE TIRE HAD A BUBBLE STARTING AND THIRD HAD BUBBLE. *TR
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Date Complaint Filed: 08/29/2014
Date of Incident: 08/15/2014
Component(s): TIRES
NHTSA ID Number: 10629499
Consumer Location: SOUTH JORDAN, UT

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Crash:No
Fire:No
Number of Injuries:0
Number of Deaths:0Manufacturer: Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. , Forest River, Inc.
Vehicle Identification No. (VIN): 5ZT3CS1B8DD...

SUMMARY:TOWING MY 2013 PRIMETIME CRUSADER 35' 5TH WHEEL, THE REAR PASSENGER TIRE EXPLODED WHILE DRIVING ON I-15 IN UTAH GOING 55-60 MPH AND LESS THAN 15 MILES FROM HOME. DAMAGED SIDE OF TRAILER AND UNDERBELLY OF WHEEL WELL. STOPPED IN NEXT TOWN TO REPLACE TIRE. ALL TIRES AT 80 PSI (COLD). 2 DAYS LATER DRIVING ON I-15 AND 90 MORE MILES, DRIVER'S SIDE FRONT TIRE EXPLODED. UPON INSPECTION OF REMAINING TOWMAX TIRES, WE OBSERVED STEEL BELT FIBERS PROTRUDING OUT FROM SIDEWALLS AND TREAD SEPARATING (BULGING). TIRES HAVE LESS THAN 3000 MILES ON THEM, AND NO CRACKS OR TREAD WEAR. REPLACED ALL 5 TIRES WITH LT TIRES FOR $1250+. THESE TIRES SHOULD BE RECALLED! DANGEROUS EXPERIENCE FOR US AND COULD HAVE BEEN WORSE. CHANGING TIRES ON FREEWAY WAS VERY UNNERVING.
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Date Complaint Filed: 07/29/2014
Date of Incident: 07/28/2014
Component(s): TIRES
NHTSA ID Number: 10617416
Consumer Location: Unknown

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Crash:No
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Number of Injuries:0
Number of Deaths:0Manufacturer: Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. , Heartland Recreational Vehicles, LLC
Vehicle Identification No. (VIN): Not Available

SUMMARY:BEFORE WE LEFT FOROUR TRIP WE WERE CHECKING THE TIRES AND NOTICE THAT ON OF THE TIRES WERE COMING APART. WE HAD THAT TIRE REPLACED. THEN ON OUR WAY HOME PULLING OUR HEARTLAND CAMPER ON 301 GOING 55MPH ANOTHER TIRE BLOW CAUSED DAMAGED TO THE CAMPER. RIP THE WIRING HARNESS OUT OF CAMPER. *JS
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Date Complaint Filed: 07/24/2014
Date of Incident: 06/20/2014
Component(s): TIRES
NHTSA ID Number: 10616118
Consumer Location: MOUNT AUKUM, CA

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Crash:No
Fire:No
Number of Injuries:0
Number of Deaths:0Manufacturer: Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. , Heartland Recreational Vehicles, LLC
Vehicle Identification No. (VIN): 5SFCG4027CE...

SUMMARY:WHILE TRAVELING ON I-5 THE RIGHT FRONT TIRE BLEW ON MY FIFTH WHEEL TRAILER. AMBIENT TEMP WAS ABOUT 102 WE WARE TRAVELING AT APPROXIMATELY 58 M.P.H. THE TIRES HAVE LESS THAN 3000 MILES ON THEM. THE FAILURE CAUSED APPROXIMATELY $2800 DAMAGE TO THE TRAILER. THE TIRE WAS A 235X80X16 POWER KING TOW MAX TIRE. THE DOT # 83B54111 DY. DUE TO THE UNRELIABLE CHARACTERISTICS OF THESE TIRES ALL ARE BEING REPLACED. AT THE TIME OF THE INCIDENT THE TRAILER WAS EMPTY,ALL HOLDING TANKS AND FUEL TANKS. THE TRAILER IS A 2012 HEARTLAND CYCLONE 300C. *TR
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Date Complaint Filed: 07/20/2014
Date of Incident: 07/18/2014
Component(s): TIRES
NHTSA ID Number: 10614784
Consumer Location: BELPRE, OH

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Crash:No
Fire:No
Number of Injuries:0
Number of Deaths:0Manufacturer: Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. , Jayco, Inc.
Vehicle Identification No. (VIN): 1UJCJ0BV5D1...

SUMMARY:WHILE TRAVELING EAST ON U.S 30 IN INDIANA, SPEED 58 MPH, LEFT REAR TIRE ON RV BLEW WITH NO WARNING. TIRE PRESSURE WAS CHECKED PRIOR TO DEPARTURE THE MORNING OF THE FAILURE. TREAD COMPLETELY SEPARATED FROM TIRE AND DAMAGED SIDE PANEL AND SOME WIRING UNDER THE RV. WE CHANGED THE TIRE, USING THE SPARE AND MADE IT INTO THE CAMPGROUND. WE WENT TO A LOCAL TIRE DEALER THE NEXT MORNING. UPON INSPECTION IT WAS FOUND THAT THE RIGHT REAR TIRE WAS ALREADY SHOWING TREAD SEPARATION AND WE WERE LUCKY TO HAVE MADE IT INTO THE TIRE SHOP WITHOUT HAVING ANOTHER FAILURE. WE REPLACED ALL 4 TIRES AT A SIGNIFICANT COST TO US. TIRES HAD LESS THAN 7000 MILES ON THEM, RV IS ONLY 1 YEAR OLD. RV MANUFACTURER DOES NOT WARRANTY THE TIRES. TIRES WERE POWER KING TOW MAX THAT CAME ON THE RV. *TR

COMPLAINTS: Displaying 41 - 45 out of 83Date Complaint Filed: 07/15/2014
Date of Incident: 04/23/2014
Component(s): TIRES
NHTSA ID Number: 10610857
Consumer Location: LYONS, NY

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Crash:No
Fire:No
Number of Injuries:0
Number of Deaths:0Manufacturer: Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. , Heartland Recreational Vehicles, LLC
Vehicle Identification No. (VIN): 5SFBG3920CE...

SUMMARY:DRIVING HOME FROM TEXAS IN OUR 2008 DODGE RAM 3500 PULLING A 2012 HEARTLAND BIG COUNTRY 3690SLR THE REAR PASSENGER SIDE TIRE ON THE 5TH WHEEL BLEW OFF. WE DOING ABOUT 60-65 MPH ON I81 IN PA. THERE WAS NO WARNING AT ALL IT JUST BLEW OFF THE RIM. THE TIRE WAS A POWER KING TOWMAX 235 80R 16. IT DID DAMAGE TO THE SIDE OF THE SLIDE AND PULLED THE WIRES FROM THE OUTLET AND THE LIGHTS IN THE SLIDE. *TR
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Date Complaint Filed: 06/29/2014
Date of Incident: 06/29/2014
Component(s): TIRES
NHTSA ID Number: 10606813
Consumer Location: Unknown

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Crash:No
Fire:No
Number of Injuries:0
Number of Deaths:0Manufacturer: Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. , Heartland Recreational Vehicles, LLC
Vehicle Identification No. (VIN): Not Available

SUMMARY:MAY 2013 ON OUR SUNDANCE FIFTH WHEEL WE HAD POWER LONG TOW MAX TIRES 225/75R15 LOAD RANGE E. THIS WAS A HIGHER WEIGHT RATING THAN ORIGINALLY ON THE TRAILER. WHILE TRAVELING ON HWY 50 AT 55 MPH THE DRIVERS REAR TIRE BLEW OUT. ONCE PULLED OVER IT WAS DETERMINED THAT THE OTHER 3 TIRES HAD TREAD SEPARATION AS WELL. THE TIRES WERE 3 YEARS OLD WITH APPROXIMATELY 5,000 MILES ON THEM. THE TIRE SHOP REPLACED ALL THE TIRES WITH THE SAME MODEL. IN JUNE 2014, ALL 4 TIRES HAD TREAD SEPARATION, ONE CAUSING DAMAGE TO THE TRAILER. TIRE TEMPS WERE TAKEN IMMEDIATELY AFTER AND THEY WERE ALL IN NORMAL RANGE. *TR
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Date Complaint Filed: 06/20/2014
Date of Incident: 06/11/2014
Component(s): TIRES
NHTSA ID Number: 10604850
Consumer Location: DOYLINE, LA

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Crash:No
Fire:No
Number of Injuries:0
Number of Deaths:0Manufacturer: Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. , Heartland Recreational Vehicles, LLC
Vehicle Identification No. (VIN): Not Available

SUMMARY:I WAS DRIVING SOUTH ON I-95 IN SOUTH CAROLINA WHEN THE RIGHT FRONT TIRE ON MY 2013 SUNDANCE 5TH WHEEL CAME APART AND TORE UP THE PANEL ABOVE THE TIRE . I WAS ABLE TO CHANGE THE TIRE AND MAKE IT TO SAVANNA, GA. AND BOUGHT TWO NEW TIRES. I WAS GOING ABOUT 65MPH AND DID NOT HIT ANYTHING ON THE ROAD. THE TIRE IS APOWER KING TOW MAX STR ST235-80R16, DOT 33-12. *TR
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Date Complaint Filed: 06/18/2014
Date of Incident: 06/06/2014
Component(s): TIRES
NHTSA ID Number: 10604395
Consumer Location: TRENTON, SC

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Crash:No
Fire:No
Number of Injuries:0
Number of Deaths:0Manufacturer: Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. , Keystone RV Company
Vehicle Identification No. (VIN): 4X4FXLF24D5...

SUMMARY:I WAS TRAVELING EAST ON I-20 IN ALABAMA TOWING MY 2013 FOREST RIVER XLR 300X12. THE CURB SIDE REAR TIRE (2 AXLES) DISINTEGRATED WITHOUT WARNING, CAUSING DAMAGE TO THE SIDE OF MY TRAILER AND TO THE RIM. I INSTALLED THE SPARE AND LIMPED HOME. I DECIDED TO REPLACE ALL OF THE TIRES. WHEN THE STREET SIDE FRONT TIRE WAS INSPECTED AFTER REMOVAL, IT SHOWED OBVIOUS SIGNS OF TREAD/BELT SEPARATION (DEFORMATION). THE TIRES WERE THE ORIGINAL TIRES SUPPLIED BY THE RV MANUFACTURER, POWERKING TOWMAX 235/80-16 LOAD RANGE E, DOT CODE 83B5 GPB, DATE CODE 2412. THE TIRES WERE INSPECTED FOR PRESSURE (80LBS) AND VISUAL DEFECTS ~150 MILES BEFORE THE FLAT. MY SPEED WAS 62 MPH, TEMPS WERE NEAR 90°. *TR
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Date Complaint Filed: 06/15/2014
Date of Incident: 06/07/2014
Component(s): TIRES
NHTSA ID Number: 10598381
Consumer Location: DEER PARK, TX

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Crash:No
Fire:No
Number of Injuries:0
Number of Deaths:0Manufacturer: Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. , Heartland Recreational Vehicles, LLC
Vehicle Identification No. (VIN): 5SFBG3620DE...

SUMMARY:PURCHASED MY HEARTLAND BIGHORN 3670RL 5TH WHEEL NEW IN JANUARY 2013. THE RV CAME STANDARD WITH POWER KING TOWMAX STR TIRES, ST235/80R16 LR "E". MY FIRST BLOWOUT OCCURRED IN MAY 2014 WITH FEWER THAN 2000 MILES ON THE TIRES. LUCKILY NO DAMAGE TO THE TRAILER. SENT THE TIRE TO THE DISTRIBUTOR WHO CLAIMED THAT IT WAS A ROAD HAZARD ISSUE AND WOULD NOT WARRANTY THE TIRE. I KNOW I HADN'T HIT ANYTHING IN THE ROAD TO HAVE CAUSED THE PROBLEM. THEN TWO WEEKS AGO WE WERE RETURNING FROM A TRIP TO THE TEXAS HILL COUNTRY BACK TO THE HOUSTON AREA WHEN THE SECOND BLOWOUT OCCURRED. BECAUSE I WAS ON A MAJOR FREEWAY (I-10) I LIMPED ALONG TO THE NEXT EXIT WHERE I WAS ABLE TO CHANGE THE TIRE. AGAIN, NO SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE TO THE RV. AFTER STOPPING FOR ABOUT 45 MINUTES THE NEXT BLOWOUT OCCURRED. AGAIN I HAD TO LIMP OFF THE FREEWAY COMPLETELY RUINING THE ALUMINUM RIM. LUCKILY I HAD CARRIED TWO SPARES AND WAS ABLE TO CHANGE IT AS WELL BEFORE HEADING INTO HOUSTON. I STOPPED AT THE FIRST TIRE STORE I FOUND AND REPLACED ALL THE TOWMAX TIRES WITH CARLISE TRAILER TIRES AND MADE IT HOME. THE LAST BLOWOUT COMPLETELY SEPARATED THE TREAD AND BROKE SEVERAL BRAKE WIRES AND SLIGHTLY DAMAGED THE FIBERGLASS FENDER COVER ON THE RV. NO MAJOR DAMAGE TO THE RV OTHER THAN THE ALUMINUM RIM. ALL OF THE TOWMAX TIRES ARE DOT 83B5 MANUFACTURED IN (1012) AND (1112). I'VE ALWAYS BEEN VERY CAREFUL TO CHECK THE AIR PRESSURE ON ALL MY TIRES BEFORE LEAVING OR RETURNING FROM THE TRIP. I MAINTAIN 80 PSI ON ALL TIRES PER THE LOAD RATING ON THE TIRE. I ALSO MAINTAIN A SPEED OF 65 MPH OR LESS WHEN PULLING THE RV. *JS
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COMPLAINTS: Displaying 46 - 50 out of 83Date Complaint Filed: 04/29/2014
Date of Incident: 04/21/2014
Component(s): TIRES
NHTSA ID Number: 10585579
Consumer Location: NOKOMIS, FL

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Crash:No
Fire:No
Number of Injuries:0
Number of Deaths:0Manufacturer: Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. , Keystone RV Company
Vehicle Identification No. (VIN): 4YDF36526CE...

SUMMARY:APPROXIMATELY 25 MILES FROM HOME, #1 BLOWOUT OCCURRED NEAR MILE MARKER (MM) 175 ON I-75, RT REAR, TREAD COMPLETELY TORN OFF, WRAPPED AROUND AXLE, PUT HOLE IN JACK HYDRAULIC LINE AND DID STRUCTURAL DAMAGE TO RIGHT SIDE. HAD GOOD SAM PUT ON SPARE. #2 BLOWOUT OCCURED AT MM 145 ON I-75, LEFT REAR, MINIMAL DAMAGE. GOOD SAM BROUGHT A NEW HERCULES POWER STR TIRE AND MOUNTED IT. WENT TO CAMPING WORLD FT MYERS TO HAVE HYDAULIC LINE REPAIRED. STAYED THE NIGHT. ENROUTE TO A CAMPGOUND THE NEXT DAY, APPROX 30 MINUTES. #3 BLOWOUT ON THE FRONT RIGHT, MINIMAL DAMAGE. HAD GOOD SAM BRING TWO TIRES TO REPLACE THE BLOWN ONE AND THE OTHER REMAINING TIRE. MADE IT TO THE CAMPGROUND AND BACK TO CAMPING WORLD WHERE IT IS NOW FOR REPAIRS. THE TIRES WERE POWER KING TOWMAX, "E" RATED, LESS THAN 4,000 MILES, CAME ON A NEW 2012 KEYSTONE ALPINE 3650SL FIFTH WHEEL ,BOUGHT IN JUNE 2013. *JS
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Date Complaint Filed: 12/26/2013
Date of Incident: 11/26/2013
Component(s): TIRES
NHTSA ID Number: 10557336
Consumer Location: LONG BEACH, CA

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Fire:No
Number of Injuries:0
Number of Deaths:0Manufacturer: Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. , Heartland Recreational Vehicles, LLC
Vehicle Identification No. (VIN): Not Available

SUMMARY:WE WERE TOWING A 2012 HEARTLAND CYCLONE 300C 5TH WHEEL TOY HAULER TRAILER EQUIPPED WITH TOW MAX 235/80 R16 TRAILER TIRES IN APRIL, 2013 ON CA HWY 60 NEAR RIVERSIDE, CA WHEN THE LEFT REAR TRAILER TIRE BLEW. THERE WAS NO SIGN THAT I STRUCK AN OBJECT OR RAN OVER ANYTHING. LUCKILY I HAD EXITED FREEWAY AND CAUGHT FLAT BEFORE ANY DAMAGE OCCURRED. ALL 4 TRAILER TIRES HAD 80 PSI AND TRAILER WAS NOT OVER LOADED. I CHANGED FLAT TIRE WITH SPARE UNTIL REPLACING IT WITH A GOODYEAR MARATHON OF THE SAME SIZE. IN NOVEMBER, 2013, WHILE TOWING THE SAME TOY HAULER TRAILER MY WIFE AND SON WERE FOLLOWING ME IN HER CAR ON CA HWY 395 HEADING TO RIDGECREST, CA WHEN SHE NOTICED MY RIGHT REAR TRAILER TIRE GOING FLAT. MY SON CALLED ME ON MY CELL PHONE TO ADVISE ME OF THIS SITUATION. I WAS ABLE TO PULL INTO THE NEXT SMALL TOWN AND FOUND BOTH TOW MAX TRAILER TIRES ON THE RIGHT SIDE COMPLETELY FLAT. AGAIN, THE TRAILER WAS NOT OVER LOADED AND I DID NOT STRIKE OR RUN OVER ANYTHING AND HELD 80 PSI. THE STEEL BELTS WERE PROTRUDING THROUGH THE CORNERS OF THE TREAD ON BOTH TIRES. WE WERE FORTUNATE THAT THERE WAS A TIRE REPAIR SHOP NEARBY THAT WAS ABLE TO SELL US TWO NEW TRAILER TIRES (NOT TOW MAX) AND HAVE US BACK ON THE ROAD WITHIN AN HOUR AND A HALF. *TR
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Date Complaint Filed: 12/13/2013
Date of Incident: 09/15/2013
Component(s): TIRES
NHTSA ID Number: 10555981
Consumer Location: QUAKERTOWN, PA

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Crash:No
Fire:No
Number of Injuries:0
Number of Deaths:0Manufacturer: Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. , Keystone RV Company
Vehicle Identification No. (VIN): 4YDF30029CR...

SUMMARY:TIRE PRESSURE ON 2012 KEYSTONE RAPTOR 300MP TOY HAULER, MFG. IN 4/2012, WAS CHECKED AND ADJUSTED AND LUG NUTS TORQUED BEFORE TRIP. TIRES HAD 7,296 MILES ON THEM. ROUGH ROAD ENCOUNTERED ON I-84 NORTH SOUTH OF HARTFORD CONN. RIGHT REAR TIRE BLEW OUT CAUSING $3832 IN DAMAGE TO THE SIDE OF THE TRAILER AND TRAILER BRAKE LIGHTS PLUS $215 FOR NEW TIRE. TIRE MFG. DATE WAS (4911). 714 MILES LATER FRONT RIGHT TIRE BLOWS OUT AFTER ENCOUNTERING ROUGH ROAD ON I-90 WEST, EAST OF AUBURN MA. NO NEW DAMAGE TO TRAILER. NEW TIRE COST $205. TIRE MFG. DATE WAS (0112) OLD TIRES WERE SHIPPED TO THE MANUFACTURER, DYNAMIC TIRE, MFG. OF POWER KING TOW MAX TIRES. THEY STATED THAT IT LOOKED LIKE THE TIRES WERE IMPROPERLY MOUNTED ON THE WHEELS. PARTS REPLACED WERE STEPS, FENDER ,WHEELS, AXLE, MOLDINGS MARKER LIGHT AND MISC. PARTS. *TR
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Date Complaint Filed: 12/12/2013
Date of Incident: 11/26/2013
Component(s): TIRES
NHTSA ID Number: 10555803
Consumer Location: EL PASO, TX

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Crash:No
Fire:No
Number of Injuries:0
Number of Deaths:0Manufacturer: Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. , Keystone RV Company
Vehicle Identification No. (VIN): 4YDF32425C1...

SUMMARY:I HAVE A 2012 COPPER CANYON FIFTH WHEEL, IN WHICH MY RECENT TRIP I HAD 2 BLOWOUTS. I HAVE THE POWERKING 235 80 16, DOT 83B5 GPB TIRES. IT WAS 56 DEGREES OUTSIDE, SO I DON'T BELIEVE THEY WERE OVER HEATED, AIR PRESSURE WAS SET PRIOR TO LEAVING ON TRIP. THESE TIRES HAVE LESS THAN 4000 MILES ON THEM. AT THIS POINT I AM NOT COMFORTABLE DRIVING ON THE REMAINING TIRES. WHEN TIRE BLEW OUT DID DAMAGE TO MY FIFTH WHEEL. *TR
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Date Complaint Filed: 11/17/2013
Date of Incident: 11/17/2013
Component(s): TIRES
NHTSA ID Number: 10552593
Consumer Location: BAKERSFIELD, CA

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Crash:No
Fire:No
Number of Injuries:0
Number of Deaths:0Manufacturer: Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. , Keystone RV Company
Vehicle Identification No. (VIN): 4YDF3102XDR...

SUMMARY:TOWING MY KEYSTONE RAPTOR 310TS, IN LESS THEN 4000 MILES I HAVE SEPARATED 3 POWER KING TOWMAX TIRES. TWO OF THEM WERE ON MY LAST TRIP. ONLY ONE OF THE THREE ACTUALLY BLEW OFF THE RIM (DESTROYING THE RIM). THE FIRST TIRE WAS ADJUSTED AND REPLACED BY THE TIRE MFG. THE LAST TWO JUST HAPPENED BUT I THINK IT IS TIME TO FIND A BETTER QUALITY TIRE AND I'LL HAVE TO ORDER A RIM. *TR
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COMPLAINTS: Displaying 51 - 55 out of 83Date Complaint Filed: 10/27/2013
Date of Incident: 10/25/2013
Component(s): TIRES
NHTSA ID Number: 10549722
Consumer Location: RED BLUFF, CA

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Crash:No
Fire:No
Number of Injuries:0
Number of Deaths:0Manufacturer: Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. , Keystone RV Company
Vehicle Identification No. (VIN): 4YDF27628CC...

SUMMARY:TRAVELING ON FREEWAY AT 55MPH PULLING 2012 KEYSTONE COUGAR 1/2 TON SERIES. THE TREAD ON THE RIGHT FRONT TIRE ON TRAILER PEELED OFF CAUSING DAMAGE TO THE FENDER AND UNDER BELLY LINING AND ELECTRIC BRAKE WIRES. TIRE WERE ORIGINAL WITH LITTLE WEAR, POWER KING, TOWMAX ST225/75R15 LOAD D DOT 83B4. DROVE TO TOWN FOR A REPLACEMENT. AFTER SPEAKING WITH THE TIRE GUY HE CHECKED MY OTHER THREE TIRES AND FOUND THAT TWO WERE ABOUT TO SEPARATE AND HAD SOME OF THE STEEL BELT FIBERS EXPOSED. I HAD ALL FOR TIRES REPLACED. TIRE PRESSURE WAS CHECKED AT 62 LBS PRIOR TO TRIP AND HAD ONLY TRAVELED APPROX. 8 MILES PRIOR TO INCIDENT. *TR
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Date Complaint Filed: 10/15/2013
Date of Incident: 05/24/2013
Component(s): STRUCTURE , TIRES
NHTSA ID Number: 10547975
Consumer Location: KATY, TX

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Fire:No
Number of Injuries:0
Number of Deaths:0Manufacturer: Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. , Keystone RV Company
Vehicle Identification No. (VIN): Not Available

SUMMARY:TIRES ARE APPROXIMATELY 1.5 YEARS OF AGE BASED ON "0111" DOT CODE AND HAVE APPROXIMATELY 2000 MILES OF USE (NO SIGNS OF DRY ROT OR OTHER FAILURE PRIOR TO TREAD SEPARATION 1ST INCIDENT MAY 24TH 2013 WHILE TRAVELING APPROXIMATELY 60 MPH ON A FARM TO MARKET ROAD I HAD A POWERKING TOWMAX ST235/80R16 TIRES BLOWOUT AND TREAD SEPARATION. REPLACED TIRE AND RETURNED HOME (~150 MILES) CONTACTED DYNAMIC TIRE CORPORATION AND AFTER SHIPPING THEM THE TIRE THEY FOUND NO APPARENT DEFECT TO THE TIRE AND PAID FOR THE REPLACEMENT TIRE AND THE REPAIRS TO MY TRAILER. (~$2000 IN DAMAGES) HOWEVER DID NOT PAY TO REPLACE THE OTHER 3 REMAINING TIRES. 2ND INCIDENT AUGUST 14TH 2013 UPON PICKING UP THE UNIT AFTER REPAIRS WERE MADE, I DROVE APPROXIMATELY 9 MILES FROM THE DEALERSHIP AND HAD A SECOND BLOWOUT ON THE POWERKING TOWMAX TIRES AGAIN APPROX SPEED 60 MPH... THIS TIRE HAD THE SAME DOT CODE OF 0111 RESULTING IN ANOTHER $2000 IN DAMAGE. SHIPPED THE FAILED TIRE PLUS THE OTHER 2 UN-FAILED TIRES TO DYNAMIC TIRE IN BRAMPTON ON, CANADA ... THEY ARE NOW TELLING ME THIS IS CAUSED BY POSSIBLE UNDER INFLATION, SO ONE TIRE OF THE 4 HAS NO SIGNS OF WHY IT SHOULD FAIL. ... YET ~159 MILES LATER THE OTHER FAILED TIRE PLUS THE REMAINING 2 UN-FAILED TIRES "EXHIBIT SIGNS OF UNEVEN TREAD WEAR AND OVER DEFLECTION" TIRES WERE CONSISTENTLY MAINTAINED AT 80PSI SO UNDER-INFLATION WAS NOT THE CASE. AND THESE ARE THE OE TIRES FROM KEYSTONE ... SO THEY SHOULD BE RATED FOR THAT TRAILERS WEIGHT. *TR
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Date Complaint Filed: 09/23/2013
Date of Incident: 04/15/2013
Component(s): TIRES
NHTSA ID Number: 10545063
Consumer Location: Unknown

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Crash:No
Fire:No
Number of Injuries:0
Number of Deaths:0Manufacturer: Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. , Keystone RV Company
Vehicle Identification No. (VIN): 4YDF39127BR...

SUMMARY:I BLEW 3 POWER KING TOW MAX ST235/80-16E TIRES ON MY 2011 KEYSTONE 3912 LEV RAPTOR. THE TIRES COMPLETELY FAILED WITH THE CAP COMING OFF IN ONE PIECE. THIS HAPPENED WITH 3 OF THE 6 TIRES ON 3 DIFFERENT OCCASIONS ALL OF WHICH OCCURRED IN APRIL OF THIS YEAR. NOTE: I FEEL ALL TOWED RV'S SHOULD BE REQUIRED TO HAVE TIRES RATED FOR OVER 75 MPH OR THEY SHOULD BE REQUIRED TO WARN ALL CUSTOMERS VERBALLY AND IN LARGE PRINT.. I FOUND OUT ST TIRES HAVE A MAX SPEED OF 65 MPH. I DRIVE THE POSTED LIMIT WHICH COULD BE 85 MPH IN PARTS OF TX. THE DEALER NEVER TOLD OF THE DANGERS ASSOCIATED WITH INTERSTATE USE WITH ST TIRES
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Date Complaint Filed: 09/23/2013
Date of Incident: 08/05/2012
Component(s): TIRES
NHTSA ID Number: 10545030
Consumer Location: WILLISTON, VT

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Number of Injuries:0
Number of Deaths:0Manufacturer: Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. , Keystone RV Company
Vehicle Identification No. (VIN): Not Available

SUMMARY:TOWING 5TH WHEEL CAMPER DOWN INTERSTATE. ALL 4 TIRES ON TRAILER DEVELOPED BULGES AND 2 BLEW OUT. DAMAGE WASN'T TOO BAD BUT CAUSED A MAJOR DISRUPTION IN TRAVEL. HAD TO BUY 4 NEW TIRES FOR CAMPER.
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Date Complaint Filed: 09/11/2013
Date of Incident: 09/02/2013
Component(s): TIRES
NHTSA ID Number: 10543113
Consumer Location: KATY, TX

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Number of Injuries:0
Number of Deaths:0Manufacturer: Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. , Keystone RV Company
Vehicle Identification No. (VIN): Not Available

SUMMARY:I HAVE A 2012 KEYSTONE COUGAR 324RLB AND I BOUGHT IT BRAND NEW IN AUG. 2011. IT HAS ST235/8016 POWER-KING TOW-MAX STR TIRES (DOT 83B5 GPB 1211) THAT CAME NEW WITH THE TRAILER. THESE TIRES HAVE VERY LOW MILES ON THEM, LESS THAN 5000 MILES. ON LABOR DAY 2013 I HAD A BLOWOUT ON THE CURB SIDE REAR WHEEL WHILE COMING BACK FROM A CAMPING TRIP. THE BLOWOUT CAUSED MAJOR DAMAGE TO MY TRAILER AND WHEN THE TREAD CAME OFF THE TIRE WRAPPED AROUND THE AXLE AND CUT THE ELECTRIC BRAKE LINE. I ALWAYS INSPECT MY TIRES BEFORE EVERY TRIP AND MAKE SURE THEY ARE PROPERLY INFLATED TO 80LBS. PER THE MANUFACTURERS RECOMMENDATION. THE TRAILER IS IN THE SHOP RIGHT NOW GETTING FIXED BUT NOW I AM WORRIED ABOUT THE OTHER THREE TIRES AND THE SPARE THAT ARE STILL ON IT. AFTER DOING SOME RESEARCH ON THESE PARTICULAR TIRES IT SOUNDS LIKE THERE MIGHT BE A PROBLEM WITH THEM AND THAT IS WHY I AM POSTING THIS. I THINK THAT WHEN I GET MY TRAILER BACK I AM GOING TO REPLACE ALL TIRES WITH A BETTER BRAND. *TR


COMPLAINTS: Displaying 56 - 60 out of 83Date Complaint Filed: 09/05/2013
Date of Incident: 04/23/2013
Component(s): TIRES
NHTSA ID Number: 10542061
Consumer Location: WADSWORTH, OH

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Crash:No
Fire:No
Number of Injuries:0
Number of Deaths:0Manufacturer: COACHMEN INDUSTRIES, INC. , Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.
Vehicle Identification No. (VIN): 5ZT3BK1B6CA...

SUMMARY:4-2013 TRAVELING ON I-40 AROUND MEMPHIS TN THE LEAD TIRE ON THE ROADSIDE OF THE RV BLEW OUT. PAVEMENT DRY, NO OBJECT WAS HIT. THE BLOW OUT TOOK THE FENDER OFF THE TRAILER AND BENT THE GAS LINE TO THE STOVE. PURCHASED NEW TIRE. THIS RV HAD ONLY 1500 MILES WHEN THIS OCCURRED. 6-2013 TRAVELING ON I-86 NEAR CAMPBELL, NY THE LEAD TIRE ON THE PASSENGER SIDE BLEW OUT TAKING THE FENDER OFF AND BENDING THE LANDING JACK THE PAVEMENT WAS DRY AND NOT OBSTACLES WERE HIT IN THE ROADWAY. PUT ON SPARE AND CONTINUED TO OUR DESTINATION. THE SECOND TIRE SPLIT ACROSS THE TIRE AND THEN TREAD PEELED OFF THE SAME AS THE FIRST TIRE. WE PURCHASED 4 NEW HEAVY DUTY TRAILERS TIRES. OUR INSURANCE PAID FOR THE DAMAGE TO THE RV, LESS TWO, $250 DEDUCTIBLES AND THE COST THE NEW TIRES. *JB
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Date Complaint Filed: 08/23/2013
Date of Incident: 08/22/2013
Component(s): TIRES
NHTSA ID Number: 10536875
Consumer Location: ROSAMOND, CA

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Crash:No
Fire:No
Number of Injuries:0
Number of Deaths:0Manufacturer: Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. , Heartland Recreational Vehicles, LLC
Vehicle Identification No. (VIN): 5SFSG3629DE...

SUMMARY:TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2013 HEARTLAND SUNDANCE FIFTH WHEEL TRAILER. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE WAS EQUIPPED WITH POWER KING TOWMAX TIRES, SIZE: 235/80/16 (N/A). THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 60 MPH, THE FRONT PASSENGER'S SIDE TIRE EXPLODED. IN ADDITION, THE REAR DRIVER'S SIDE TIRE TREAD WAS COMPLETELY SEPARATED WITH THE STEEL VISIBLY SHOWING. THE DEFECTIVE TIRES WERE REPLACED WITH A SPARE TIRE AND ONE NEWLY PURCHASED TIRE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE PROBLEM. THE TRAILER DID NOT GENERATE MILEAGE.
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Date Complaint Filed: 08/20/2013
Date of Incident: 07/18/2013
Component(s): TIRES
NHTSA ID Number: 10536365
Consumer Location: HILLSBORO, TX

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Crash:No
Fire:No
Number of Injuries:0
Number of Deaths:0Manufacturer: Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. , Heartland Recreational Vehicles, LLC
Vehicle Identification No. (VIN): 5SFBG2926BE...

SUMMARY:WITHIN ONE HOUR OF LEAVING HOME HAD THREE SEPARATE TIRE BLOWOUTS ON RV. TIRES DID NOT APPEAR WORN, INFLATED PROPERLY, LOAD APPROPRIATE, AND STORED UNDER COVER. LESS THAN 6000 MILES ON THESE 2 YEAR OLD ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT ON HEARTLAND BIG COUNTRY RV. OCCURRED ON I-35 DALLAS CAUSING SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE TO RV, AND RESULTING IN PURCHASE ON THE SPOT OF 4 NEW TIRES. TIRES APPEARED TOTALLY SEPERATED. *TR
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Date Complaint Filed: 07/29/2013
Date of Incident: 09/10/2010
Component(s): TIRES
NHTSA ID Number: 10532354
Consumer Location: LINCOLN, NE

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Crash:No
Fire:No
Number of Injuries:0
Number of Deaths:0Manufacturer: Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. , Keystone RV Company
Vehicle Identification No. (VIN): 4YDF34527AE...

SUMMARY:THE FIRST TIRE FAILED ON 9/10/10 ON A NEW ALPINE 5TH WHEEL RV EQUIPPED WITH POWERKING TOWMAX ST235/80/R16. THE SECOND TIRE FAILED ON 5/27/13. THE THIRD TIRE FAILED ON 6/2/13. THE RV WAS NOT OVERLOADED. THESE WERE ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT TIRES, INFLATED TO MANUFACTURERS RECOMMENDATION OF 80 PSI. THERE WAS NO ROAD HAZARD DAMAGE TO THE TIRES. THE RV WAS NOT OVERLOADED AND HAD BEEN STORED INSIDE WHEN NOT IN USE. SPEED WAS BETWEEN 60 AND 65 MPH. *TR
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Date Complaint Filed: 07/22/2013
Date of Incident: 11/15/2012
Component(s): TIRES
NHTSA ID Number: 10526223
Consumer Location: OVIEDO, FL

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Crash:No
Fire:No
Number of Injuries:0
Number of Deaths:0Manufacturer: Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. , Heartland Recreational Vehicles, LLC
Vehicle Identification No. (VIN): 5SFBG3829DE...

SUMMARY:ON HIGHWAY RETURNING FROM CAMPING TRIP ABOUT 400 MILES ONE WAY TRIP. TIRES OVERHEATED VERY BADLY-FELT SOFT-AND SMELLED LIKE RUBBER BURNING. CHECKING DIFFERENT SOURCES ON-LINE REVEALED THAT TOMAX TIRES ON HEARTLAND RVS ARE A KNOW PROBLEM. MY GOOD FRIEND HAS A 2012 THAT THREE OF THE FOUR TIRES CAME APART ON THE ROAD AND CAUSED MAJOR DAMAGE TO HIS RV. HE HAD TO BUY 4 NEW TIRES WHILE SITTING BESIDE I-95. I ASKED HEARTLAND TO CHECK MINE. THEY SENT ME TO TIRE KINGDOM (WHO SELLS THE TIRE) OF COURSE THEY SAID BECAUSE NOTHING HAD HAPPENED YET THEY COULD DO NOTHING. I AM VERY CONCERNED. IT HAS TO FAIL ON THE HIGHWAY AND PUT ME AND FAMILY IN SERIOUS DANGER BEFORE ANYTHING CAN BE DONE. AS I HAVE SAID THE FORUMS ON BOTH HEARTLAND AND OTHER RV SITES HAVE NUMEROUS EXAMPLES OF THIS TIRE FAILING IN A DRAMATIC FASHION. I AM SUBMITTING THIS TO GO ON RECORD THAT WHEN THESE TIRES GO IT WAS RECORDED AND A KNOWN ISSUE. I JUST GOT BACK FROM ANOTHER TRIP OF ABOUT 500 MILES AND THE TIRES AGAIN GOT VERY HOT. I WAS NOT EVEN CLOSE TO MY GROSS WEIGHT AND I NEVER WENT OVER 65 MPH. *TR


COMPLAINTS: Displaying 61 - 65 out of 83Date Complaint Filed: 04/26/2013
Date of Incident: 04/22/2013
Component(s): TIRES
NHTSA ID Number: 10509656
Consumer Location: MADISON, SD

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Crash:No
Fire:No
Number of Injuries:0
Number of Deaths:0Manufacturer: Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. , Keystone RV Company
Vehicle Identification No. (VIN): 4YDF24421AC...

SUMMARY:POWER KING TOWMAX STR BLEW OUT AFTER ONLY 150 (ONE HUNDRED FIFTY) MILES OF SERVICE. TIRE WAS SPARE FOR 3+ YEARS BEFORE BEING ROTATED INTO SERVICE. AS SPARE, TIRE WAS PROTECTED FROM SUN, BUT MAY HAVE EXPERIENCED UV DAMAGE DUE TO COVER NOT COMPLETELY COVERING BACK. PRESSURE OF 65PSI CONFIRMED 48 HRS PRIOR TO FAILURE. ST225/75R15, DOT 83B4 GPB 0110 DY. TIRE WAS MOUNTED IN DRIVER REAR POSITION OF FIFTH WHEEL RV TRAILER, A 2010 COUGAR 244RLS. ESTIMATED LOAD ON TIRE WAS 1800LB. TIRE WAS RATED FOR 2540LB AT 65PSI. VEHICLE WAS DRIVEN AT 65MPH IN 90+ DEGREE AMBIENT TEMPERATURE FOR TWO HOURS PRIOR TO FAILURE. NO TPMS, BUT DRIVER WITNESSED (IN REAR MIRROR) PIECES OF TREAD SEPARATING AND PULLED OVER BEFORE TRAILER WAS DAMAGED. TIRE MAY HAVE BEEN DRIVEN FOR SEVERAL MILES, AS TIRE'S LOCATION (DRIVER SIDE REAR) MADE IT NOT VISIBLE. *TR
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Date Complaint Filed: 12/11/2012
Date of Incident: 11/21/2012
Component(s): TIRES
NHTSA ID Number: 10487943
Consumer Location: COOPER CITY, FL

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Crash:No
Fire:No
Number of Injuries:0
Number of Deaths:0Manufacturer: Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. , Heartland Recreational Vehicles, LLC
Vehicle Identification No. (VIN): 5SFCG3026BE...

SUMMARY:TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2011 HEARTLAND ROAD WARRIOR RV EQUIPPED WITH POWER KING TOWMAX TIRES, SIZE: 235/80R16. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING 60 MPH AND TOWING THE RV, THERE WAS A THUD HEARD FROM THE REAR OF THE VEHICLE. THE CONTACT STOPPED AND DISCOVERED THAT THE REAR DRIVER'S SIDE TIRE TREAD SEPARATED FROM THE TIRE AND THE STEEL CHORDS HAD BECOME VISIBLE. THE CONTACT INSPECTED ALL OF THE TIRES AND FOUND THAT THE REMAINING TIRES EXHIBITED TREAD SEPARATION AND BULGES. THE FAILED TIRE WAS REMOVED AND THE SPARE TIRE WAS INSTALLED. THERE WERE EXTENSIVE DAMAGES TO THE DRIVER’S SIDE SKIRT OF THE VEHICLE, WHICH WAS MADE OF ALUMINUM. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE AND INFORMED THE CONTACT TO SEND IN THE FAILED TIRES FOR FURTHER ASSESSMENT. THE FAILURE MILEAGE FOR BOTH THE TIRE AND THE VEHICLE WAS 800. THE DOT NUMBER WAS NOT AVAILABLE. ..UPDATED 01/30/13 *BF UPDATED 2/4/2013 *JS
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Date Complaint Filed: 11/01/2012
Date of Incident: 07/20/2012
Component(s): TIRES
NHTSA ID Number: 10482885
Consumer Location: ELMENDORF, TX

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Crash:No
Fire:No
Number of Injuries:0
Number of Deaths:0Manufacturer: Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. , Heartland Recreational Vehicles, LLC
Vehicle Identification No. (VIN): 5SFCG4034BE...

SUMMARY:WHILE TRAVELING NORTH FROM SAN ANTONIO, TX TO LANCASTER, PA WITH OUR 2011 HEARTLAND CYCLONE 3950 WE HAD A SEVERE BLOWOUT ON THE DOOR SIDE OF THE FIFTH WHEEL(PASSENGER SIDE OF TRUCK). THIS BLOWOUT CAUSED SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE TO THE REAR SIDE OF THE CYCLONE. THIS FIFTH WHEEL ONLY HAD 200 MILES OF TRAVEL TIME PRIOR TO LEAVING SAN ANTONIO. THIS INCIDENT OCCURRED ON JULY 20, 2012 ABOUT 16 MILES FROM EMPORIA, VA. THE TIRES WERE THE ORIGINAL TIRES THAT WERE MOUNTED ON THE FIFTH WHEEL AT PURCHASE TIME. WE WERE DELAYED FOR AT LEAST 5 DAYS IN EMPORIA AND HAD TO HAVE A MOBILE REPAIRMAN COME OUT TO REMOVE SOME OF THE SHEET METAL SO THAT WE COULD CONTINUE ON OUR TRIP NORTH. WE ALSO HAD ALL SIX TIRES REPLACED BECAUSE OF OUR UNTRUST OF THE POWER KING TOWMASTER TIRES. DURING OUR TRIP NORTH WE STOPPED EVERY 4 HOURS AND AT THAT TIME I CHECKED THE AIR PRESSURE. THE TIRES WERE INFLATED TO 80 PSI SINCE THIS IS A VERY HEAVY FIFTH WHEEL (18,000 LBS GVWR). THESE TIRES SHOULD NOT BE USED ON ANY TYPE OF FIFTH WHEEL. THEY ARE DANGEROUS AND THANK GOODNESS NO ONE WAS INJURED. THERE WAS NO DEBRIS THAT WAS RUN OVER AND IT WAS A MODERATE TEMPERATURE THAT DAY (85 DEGREES). *TR
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Date Complaint Filed: 10/08/2012
Date of Incident: 09/29/2012
Component(s): TIRES
NHTSA ID Number: 10479302
Consumer Location: RHODES, MI

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Crash:No
Fire:No
Number of Injuries:0
Number of Deaths:0Manufacturer: Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. , Heartland Recreational Vehicles, LLC
Vehicle Identification No. (VIN): 5SFCG4035BE...

SUMMARY:6000 MILES OF NORMAL TRAILER TOWING. NO IMPACT OR OTHER UNUSUAL ACTIVITY. DURING PARKING OF TRAILER, FOUND TIRE WITH BELT DEFORMATION AND RELATED ABNORMAL WEAR ("FLAT SPOT"). TIRE WAS OUT OF ROUND. TIRE REQUIRED REPLACEMENT, REPLACED ALL 6 TIRES DUE TO POSSIBLE/VISIBLE SIMILAR FAILURE. *TR
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Date Complaint Filed: 10/03/2012
Date of Incident: 09/29/2012
Component(s): TIRES
NHTSA ID Number: 10478443
Consumer Location: EADS, TN

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Crash:No
Fire:No
Number of Injuries:0
Number of Deaths:0Manufacturer: Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. , Heartland Recreational Vehicles, LLC
Vehicle Identification No. (VIN): 5SFBG3820DE...

SUMMARY:HEARTLAND TRAILER BOUGHT JULY, 2012. LESS THAN 4000 MILES LATER ON SEPT. 29, RIGHT REAR POWER KING 235/85/R16 EXPLODED WITH COMPLETE TREAD SEPARATION AND CAUSING SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE TO THE TRAILER.THE TIRES WERE NEW AND PROPERLY INFLATED. SHOULDN'T THESE TIRES BE RECALLED BEFORE SOMEONE IS KILLED? *TR


COMPLAINTS: Displaying 66 - 70 out of 83Date Complaint Filed: 09/29/2012
Date of Incident: 09/10/2012
Component(s): TIRES
NHTSA ID Number: 10477468
Consumer Location: BOUSE, AZ

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Crash:No
Fire:No
Number of Injuries:0
Number of Deaths:0Manufacturer: Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. , Heartland Recreational Vehicles, LLC
Vehicle Identification No. (VIN): 5SFBG3327BE...

SUMMARY:TREAD CAME OFF TIRE WILL TRAVELING ON I-515 IN HENDERSON NV. TIRE WAS PROPERLY INFLATED AS WE HAD LEFT THE SERVICING DEALERSHIP JUST 30 MINUTES PRIOR. THIS BRAND OF TIRE SEEMS TO HAVE A HIGH FAILURE RATE IF THE COMPLAINTS ON THE HEARTLAND OWNERS FORUM ARE ANY INDICATION. *TR
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Date Complaint Filed: 10/14/2011
Date of Incident: 07/01/2011
Component(s): TIRES
NHTSA ID Number: 10430200
Consumer Location: NEW LENOX, IL

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Crash:No
Fire:No
Number of Injuries:0
Number of Deaths:0Manufacturer: Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. , Keystone RV Company
Vehicle Identification No. (VIN): 4YDF31821B2...

SUMMARY:TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2011 KEYSTONE COUGAR EQUIPPED WITH POWER KING TOW MAX TIRES. THE TIRE SIZE WAS 235/80/R16 AND THE DOT NUMBER WAS 83B5GPB1210. WHILE DRIVING 65 MPH, THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE FRONT DRIVERS SIDE TIRE BLEW OUT WITHOUT WARNING. THE DEALER ADVISED THE CONTACT TO SPEAK DIRECTLY TO THE MANUFACTURER WHO OFFERED NO ASSISTANCE WHEN NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 2,000. UPDATED 02/07/12 *BF WHEN THE TIRE EXPLODED, IT CAUSED DAMAGE TO THE TRAILER.
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Date Complaint Filed: 04/15/2011
Date of Incident: 03/23/2011
Component(s): TIRES
NHTSA ID Number: 10395996
Consumer Location: Unknown

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Crash:No
Fire:No
Number of Injuries:0
Number of Deaths:0Manufacturer: Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. , Keystone RV Company
Vehicle Identification No. (VIN): 4YDF34525AE...

SUMMARY:TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2010 KEYSTONE ALPINE FIFTH WHEEL CAMPER RV EQUIPPED WITH POWER KING TOWMAX TIRES, SIZE ST/235/80/R16. THE TIRES WERE THE ORIGINAL PURCHASED WITH THE VEHICLE ON OCTOBER 12, 2010. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN FOR A TIRE BALANCE WHEN ADVISED THAT TH TIRES COULD NOT BE BALANCED BECAUSE ALL FOUR TIRES BELTS WERE SEPARATING. THE CONTACT THEN PURCHASED FOUR REPLACEMENT TIRES. SHE CONTACTED THE TIRE COMPANY AND THEY ADVISED HER THAT THEY WOULD REIMBURSE HER $60 PER TIRE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 400 AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 500.
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Date Complaint Filed: 08/17/2010
Date of Incident: 06/24/2010
Component(s): TIRES
NHTSA ID Number: 10350199
Consumer Location: MONTGOMERY, TX

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Crash:No
Fire:No
Number of Injuries:0
Number of Deaths:0Manufacturer: Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. , Heartland Recreational Vehicles, LLC
Vehicle Identification No. (VIN): 5SFBG3028AE...

SUMMARY:WHILE DRIVING ON THE FREEWAY THE TRAILER STARTED TO VIBRATE. I PULLED OVER IMMEDIATELY AND DISCOVERED THE TIRE TREAD HAD SEPARATED FROM THE MIDDLE OF THE TIRE CAUSING DAMAGE TO THE TRAILER. THE TIRE DID NOT HAVE A BLOW OUT..IT DID NOT LOSE ITS AIR UNTIL IT WAS SITTING ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD. THE TIRE HAD ONLY ABOUT 4000 MILES ON IT. IT WAS INFLATED ACCORDING TO GUIDELINES AND CHECKED EVERYTIME WE STARTED OUT DRIVING. IT WAS JUST CHECKED 154 MILES PRIOR TO THE TREAD COMING OFF. THE TRAVEL TRAILER WAS NOT OVERLOADED. HAVE HAD CONTACT WITH THE TIRE MAKER AND THEY PICKED UP THE TIRE TO RUN TESTS. THEIR FINDINGS OF COURSE WERE THEY WERE NOT AT FAULT BUT WOULD RECOMMEND WE CHANGE ALL TIRES. ( WHICH WE DID BEFORE THEY SUGGESTED IT BECAUSE WE DID NOT TRUST THE REST OF THE TIRES ON THE TRAILER.) THEY DID OFFER AS A GOOD WILL SIGN TO BUY US ONE NEW TIRE IF WE SIGN A RELEASE OF LIABILITY. THAT DOESN'T PAY FOR THE DAMAGES OR THE 4 NEW TIRES WE PUT ON THE TRAILER. EVERYONE WHO LOOKED AT THE TIRE EVEN THE GUY WHO REPLACED THE TIRE SAID THAT THE TIRE SHOULD NOT HAVE SEPARATED LIKE THAT. I THINK THE TIRE NEEDS TO BE LOOKED AT BY SOMEONE ELSE. THAT COULD HAVE BEEN A LOT WORSE IF I DID NOT KNOW THE FEEL OF MY TRUCK AND TRAILER AND KNEW SOMETHING WAS WRONG RIGHT A WAY. THE TIRE WAS ON THE DRIVERS SIDE IN THE REAR OF A TWO AXLE TRAILER SO I DID NOT RUN OVER SOMETHING BECAUSE THE FRONT TIRE WOULD HAVE HIT IT FIRST AND I KNOW THERE WAS NOTHING IN THE ROAD. ALTHOUGH THE INSURANCE HAS PICKED UP THE BILL FOR THE REPAIRS I DON'T THINK ITS RIGHT AND THERE IS SOMETHING WRONG WITH THE TIRE. *TR
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Date Complaint Filed: 08/06/2010
Date of Incident: 08/05/2010
Component(s): TIRES
NHTSA ID Number: 10347628
Consumer Location: RANDOLPH, NH

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Crash:No
Fire:No
Number of Injuries:0
Number of Deaths:0Manufacturer: CARRIAGE, INC , Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.
Vehicle Identification No. (VIN): 16F62E5R771...

SUMMARY:WE OWN AN RV DEALERSHIP IN NEW HAMPSHIRE. WE HAVE BEEN IN BUSINESS FOR OVER 20 YEARS. WE ARE HAVING CONTINUAL PROBLEMS WITH BLOWOUTS ON CUSTOMERS UNITS THAT HAVE THE TOW MAX POWER KING TIRES ON THEM. THIS TIRE HAS MANY ISSUES, BUT THE BIGGEST IS BELT FAILURE, RESULTING IN BLOWOUTS. THIS IS VERY UNSAFE. WE HAVE REPLACED FAR TOO MANY OF THESE TIRES AND I THINK THAT THERE SHOULD BE A RECALL. THE TIRE SIZE IS 235 80R16 LOAD RANGE E. IF YOU NEED ANY FURTHER INFORMATION - PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CALL. *TR

COMPLAINTS: Displaying 71 - 75 out of 83Date Complaint Filed: 02/02/2010
Date of Incident: 05/15/2009
Component(s): TIRES
NHTSA ID Number: 10303957
Consumer Location: NAPA, CA

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Crash:No
Fire:No
Number of Injuries:0
Number of Deaths:0Manufacturer: Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. , Starcraft RV
Vehicle Identification No. (VIN): Not Available

SUMMARY:I PURCHASED, NEW, A 2008 STARCRAFT RV IN FEB 08, MOD 215DBB S/N 2190878 WITH POWER KING TOWMAXS/T11 TIRES INSTALLED; DOT 5XHN27-1806. ONE S/N BEING 9A06050697 (4 TIRES). WITHIN A COUPLE OF MONTHS, CRACKS STARTED APPEARING IN THE SIDE WALLS OF ALL 4 TIRES, AT ABOUT A YEAR THERE WERE MAJOR CRACKS IN ALL TIRES.ENQUIRES TO THE SELLING DEALER AND TO STARCRAFT HAD THE SAME RESULTS; THEY WERE NOT RESPONSIBLE BUT THE TIRE MANUFACTURE WAS. IN MY OPINION THE FAULT LIES WITH STARCRAFT FOR INSTALLING THESE DEFECTIVE TIRES ON A NEW TRAILER. I BELIEVE THAT THEY MAY HAVE AN IN HOUSE Q.A. PROBLEM THAT NEEDS TO BE INVESTIGATED. *TR
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Date Complaint Filed: 12/11/2009
Date of Incident: 10/11/2009
Component(s): TIRES
NHTSA ID Number: 10295404
Consumer Location: VIRGINIA BEACH, VA

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Crash:No
Fire:No
Number of Injuries:0
Number of Deaths:0Manufacturer: Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. , Dutchmen Manufacturing, Inc.
Vehicle Identification No. (VIN): 47CFCGU238C...

SUMMARY:1. PURCHASED A NEW GRAND JUNCTION 5TH WHEEL IN JUNE OF 2009. FIRST TRIP TO USE HAD A TREAD RIPPED TOTALLY OFF THE TIRE. I HAD MADE SURE THAT THE DEALER HAD PUT THE AIR PRESSURE IN CORRECT.. I FOLLOWED THE INSTRUCTIONS IN THE MANUAL ONLY TO FIND I SPENT MORE OF MY MONEY TO SEND THE TIRE BACK. THE TIRE WAS A CHINA MADE TOW MAX WHICH WAS OVER 2 1/2 YEARS OLD ON A NEW UNIT. BEING THE FIRST TIME OUT I ASSUMED THEY WOULD TAKE CARE OF IT.... NO WAY.... THE CANADIAN TIRE SUPPLIER TOLD ME THAT SINCE I DID NOT HAVE THE TREAD, THERE WAS NO WAY THEY COULD TELL WHAT HAPPENED TO THE TIRE..I HAVE PICTURES OF THE TIRE... I WAS IN THE MIDDLE OF INTERSTATE 40 AT NIGHT WITH MY WIFE WHEN THIS OCCURRED. NO WAY WAS I GOING TO RISK THE SAFETY OF MY SELF AND MY WIFE TO GET THE TREAD, WHICH WAS COMPLETELY OFF THE TIRE. I CALLED AND THEY SENT ME A LETTER STATING THAT I SHOULD REPLACE ALL THE TIRES SINCE THERE WAS A TIRE FAILURE. AFTER SPENDING $10,000 OF DOLLARS, THEY TELL ME TO PUT MORE TIRES ON THE TRAILER FOR SAFELY AND FIX THE DAMAGE...SOME HOW THIS DOES NOT SEEM CORRECT THAT WE CAN ALLOW COMPANIES TO PUT OLD TIRES ON TRAILERS AND THEN NOT EVEN CARE OF THE SAFETY OF THE PEOPLE. GRAND JUNCTION WHO IS OWNED BY THOR BUYS THE TIRES FROM CANADA WHO HAS THEM MAKE IN CHINA.SOMEONE SHOULD BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE QUALITY OF PRODUCTS THEY ARE USING. PLEASE ADVISE WHO I CAN MAKE A FORMAL COMPLAINT AGAINST THIS COMPANY AND ALL INVOLVED.... I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IF THE TIRE LIFE IF REGULATED IN ANY WAY. NOTHING WAS DONE TO CORRECT THE FAILURE OF THE TIRES OTHER THAT TELL ME TO REPLACE THEM. NO PARTS WERE REPLACED BY THE COMPANY AND SO FAR THEY DO NOT SEEN TO CARE I WILL CONTACT CONSUMER GROUPS AND DO ALL I CAN TO PREVENT THIS FROM HAPPENING TO OTHER PEOPLE.. BECAUSE SOMEONE IS GOING TO GET HURT... TIRES CAN GO OUT AT ANY TIME,,,, BUT WHEN YOU PUT OLD TIRES ON AND DO NOT BACK YOUR PRODUCT, SOMEONE SHOULD BE RESPONSIBLE BEFORE SOMEONE GETS HURT OF KILLED. *TR
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Date Complaint Filed: 10/14/2009
Date of Incident: 09/05/2009
Component(s): TIRES
NHTSA ID Number: 10287458
Consumer Location: REDDING, CA

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Crash:No
Fire:No
Number of Injuries:0
Number of Deaths:0Manufacturer: Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. , Keystone RV Company
Vehicle Identification No. (VIN): 4YDF276247C...

SUMMARY:WHILE PULLING MY 5THWHEEL TRAILER EXPERIENCED A VERY RAPID BLOW-OUT OF R/H REAR TIRE. AND EXTREME DAMAGE TO THE TRAILER, THE TIRES WERE POWERKING TOWMAX ST225/75R15 TIRES THE MANUFACTURE IS GPX INTERNATIONAL TIRE CORP, TWO INDEPENDENT TIRE DEALERS CONFIRMED IT WAS A DEFECT, AND NOT CAUSED BY LOW TIRE PRESSURE CONDITION AND THERE WAS A QUARTER SIZE HOLE IN THE UPPER TREAD AREA.WITH NO SIGN OF SIDE WALL FAILURE. I'M ALSO A AIRCRAFT MECHANIC AND KNOW IT WAS NOT A LACK OF MAINTENANCE ON MY PART,I CAN ACTUALLY BE ACCUSED OF OVER MAINTENANCE OF MY VEHICLES, ALSO I'M POSITIVE NOTHING WAS HIT ON THE FREEWAY HAVE BEEN PULLING TRAILERS FOR 20 + YRS AND FIRST BLOW OUT LIKE THIS. ALSO HAD THE L/H REAR TIRE GO FLAT 20 MILES LATER WITH NO DAMAGE TO THE TRAILER BUT ATTRIBUTED THIS TO THE STRESS FROM R/H TIRE RAPID BLOW-OUT, AGAIN IT WAS NOT CAUSED BY TO HIGH OF A SPEED,I'M AWARE OF THE 65MPH MAX SPEED RATING OF THESE ST TIRES, I'M PULLING AT 55-60 MPH MAX. ALSO TO KEEP TIRE TEMPS DOWN,, TIRE PRESSURES ARE ALWAYS MAINTAINED BEFORE EVERY TRIP,ALSO THERE WAS PLENTY OF TREAD DEPTH LEFT AT LEAST 6/32S THE SAFETY MARKER IS AT 2/32S THE TIRES HAD ABOUT 9,000 MILES ON THEM. THE TIRE DEALER REPLACED THEM ALL FOR NOTHING BECAUSE THERE WAS PLENTY OF TREAD THERE. IT WAS VERY UNNERVING WHEN THE SECOND TIRE FAILED BECAUSE THERE WAS NO PLACE TO GET COMPLETELY OFF THE ROAD. MY HOPE IS THAT SOMEONE ELSE DOESN'T HAVE A MORE SERIOUS ACCIDENT. THANKS FOR CHECKING TO SEE IF OTHER PEOPLE ARE EXPERIENCING THE SAME FAILURES. ALSO, THE TIRES WERE MADE IN CANADA WITH A 2007 DATE WAS ON THE DOT CODE SIDEWALL OF THE TIRE. *TR
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Date Complaint Filed: 09/09/2009
Date of Incident: 07/18/2009
Component(s): TIRES
NHTSA ID Number: 10283485
Consumer Location: JANESVILLE, WI

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Crash:No
Fire:No
Number of Injuries:0
Number of Deaths:0Manufacturer: Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. , Jayco, Inc.
Vehicle Identification No. (VIN): 16F62E5R371...

SUMMARY:WE TOOK DELIVERY OF A NEW CARRIAGE 5TH WHEEL 4/1/07. ON 6/18/09 WE NOTICED A BULGE IN (1) OF 4 TIRES WE HAVE ON OUR 5TH WHEEL DURING A TIRE CHECK. UNDER GOOD FAITH WE PURCHASED AN IDENTICAL REPLACEMENT TIRE. THEY WERE ALSO ROTATED. WE CHECKED ALL TIRES AGAIN BEFORE DEPARTING ON AN EAST COAST TRIP TO MYRTLE BEACH SC. UPON DAY ONE 7/18/09 MID-AFTERNOON OUR RIGHT FENDER OF THE TRAILER WAS TORN AWAY. UPON FINDING A SAFE STOPPING POINT-WE FOUND THE RIGHT FRONT TIRE WAS BLOWN. WE WAITED ALONG THE FREEWAY 2.5 HRS FOR A TOW REPAIR. WE DUCK TAPED OUR FENDER. WE PROCEEDED TO THE NEXT EXIT (2 MILES)TO VERIFY TIRE PRESSURE IN THE SPARE. WE FOUND ANOTHER TIRE WITH ONLY 25 LBS AND SEVERELY BULGING. WE HAD ANOTHER HOUR TO LIMP TO OUR DESTINATION. WE ARRIVED SATURDAY NIGHT AT 7:30PM. THE NEXT DAY TIRE WAS EXTREMELY LOW. WE COULD NOT TRAVEL HOME. NOTHING COULD BE DONE TILL MONDAY-7/20/09. WE MADE NUMEROUS CALLS TO OUR TRAILER COMPANY, TIRE COMPANY AND LOCAL TIRE DEALERS. THE TIRE COMPANY, GPX-TOWMAX CUSTOMER SERVICE REP AGREED TO REIMBURSEMENT OF ONLY $120 FOR ONLY THREE TIRES. WE WOULD NEED TO FIGHT FOR THE PREVIOUS PURCHASE OF $153.50. UPON REPLACING THE TIRES THEY FOUND THE 4TH TIRE (UPON REMOVING FROM RIM) WAS SEPARATING AS WELL. WE HAD TO PURCHASE FOUR NEW TIRES TO RETURN HOME ON. WE HAVE ALSO INCURRED $146.58 IN EXPENSES TO REPAIR THE FENDER. WE ADVISED TO DESTROY THE TIRES AND LEAVE THEM IN TN. ONLY THE BLOWN TIRE WOULD NEED TO BE EXAMINED. THEY WOULD ARRANGE A CALL TAG. WE EVEN STOPPED AT A KY WEIGHT STATION TO PROVE WE ARE NOT OVERWEIGHT. (WHICH THEY CLAIMED) WE JUST RECEIVED NOTICE BY LETTER REJECTING ANY RESPONSIBILITY. WE ARE TOTALLY TO BLAME. THEY WILL NOT COVER OUR OUT OF POCKET EXPENSE OF THE JUNE PURCHASE, THE 4TH TIRE,AND THE REPAIR. IN FACT, THEY WANT US TO "SIGN A RELEASE" AND PROVIDE A REPLACEMENT. NO WAY. WE ALSO WERE JUST ADVISED REIMBURSEMENT OF THE JUNE PURCHASED TIRE WILL ONLY BE $35. NOTE-OUR 5TH WHEEL IS A CAMEO BY CARRIAGE (NOT ON YOUR LIST. *TR
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Date Complaint Filed: 07/14/2009
Date of Incident: 07/03/2009
Component(s): TIRES
NHTSA ID Number: 10276743
Consumer Location: EVANS, GA

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Crash:No
Fire:No
Number of Injuries:0
Number of Deaths:0Manufacturer: Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. , Forest River, Inc.
Vehicle Identification No. (VIN): Not Available

SUMMARY:ON MY 2007 WILDCAT 5TH WHEEL TRAILER WE HAD A DOUBLE BLOW OUT ON I95 IN FLORIDA,THE TIRES CAME APART FROM THE INSIDE OUT WITH ONLY ABOUT 5 TO 7K MILES ON THEM. ALSO THE TIRES WERE ONLY ABOUT 3 YEARS OLD. INSPECTION OF ANOTHER TIRE SHOULD IT WAS CLOSE TO BLOWING OUT SO ALL FOUR TIRES WERE REPLACED. *TR


COMPLAINTS: Displaying 76 - 80 out of 83Date Complaint Filed: 06/22/2009
Date of Incident: 06/17/2009
Component(s): TIRES
NHTSA ID Number: 10274667
Consumer Location: Unknown

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Crash:Yes
Fire:No
Number of Injuries:0
Number of Deaths:0Manufacturer: Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. , Forest River, Inc.
Vehicle Identification No. (VIN): 4X4FWCC217V...

SUMMARY:TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2007 FOREST RIVER WILDCAT 27RLS FIFTH WHEEL TRAILER. THE VEHICLE HAS POWER KING TOWMAX TIRES, SIZE P225/75/15 (NA). THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE TIRES HAD TREAD SEPARATION. THE TIRES HAD 4,000 MILES. WHILE DRIVING 60 MPH, THE TREAD SEPARATED AND CAUSED EXTENSIVE DAMAGE TO THE TRAILER. THERE WERE NO INJURIES. THE CONTACT CALLED THE TIRE MANUFACTURER, BUT THERE WAS NO DEALER IN HIS VICINITY THAT COULD REPAIR THE TIRE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 4,000.
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Date Complaint Filed: 03/23/2009
Date of Incident: 08/01/2008
Component(s): TIRES
NHTSA ID Number: 10262837
Consumer Location: BATON ROUGE, LA

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Crash:No
Fire:No
Number of Injuries:0
Number of Deaths:0Manufacturer: Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. , General Motors LLC
Vehicle Identification No. (VIN): 47CFCGU237C...

SUMMARY:TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2004 GMC SIERRA 3500. THE VEHICLE HAS POWER KING TOWMAX TIRES, SIZE LT235/80R16E. WHILE PULLING THE TRAILER AT 65 MPH, THE SIDEWALL ON THE PASSENGER TIRE BLEW OUT. NO REPAIRS HAVE BEEN MADE. THE CAUSE OF THE FAILURE WAS UNKNOWN. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 600.
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Date Complaint Filed: 10/13/2008
Date of Incident: 10/10/2008
Component(s): TIRES
NHTSA ID Number: 10245311
Consumer Location: SAN DIEGO, CA

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Crash:No
Fire:No
Number of Injuries:0
Number of Deaths:0Manufacturer: Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. , Forest River, Inc.
Vehicle Identification No. (VIN): 4X4FWCD297V...

SUMMARY:I HAD THE TREAD SEPARATE FROM THE SIDEWALL ON MY TRAILER TIRE. POWERKING TOWMAX S/T225/75R15 (BPR LRD) DOT CODE ON THE SIDE OF THE TIRE IS OHMC 2206. TIRES WERE ALWAYS MAINTAINED AT 65 PSI. LUCKILY FOR ME, THIS FAILURE OCCURRED AT VERY LOW SPEED (LESS THAN 5 MPH) AND THERE WAS NO DAMAGE TO THE TRAILER OR INJURIES CAUSED. TIRE IS RATED AT 2,600 LBS (FOUR TIRES FOR A TOTAL LOAD ON THE AXLES OF 10,400 LBS) AND LAST FULL WEIGHT AT A CAT SCALE WAS JUST OVER 8,000 LBS ON THE AXLES (1,600 ON THE PIN FOR A TOTAL TRAILER WEIGHT OF ~9,600 LBS WITH A GVW FOR THE TRAILER OF 11,500). TIRE SHOULD NOT FAIL AFTER 2.25 YEARS. TRAILER IS A 2007 FOREST RIVER WILDCAT 29BHBP 5TH WHEEL. *TR
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Date Complaint Filed: 09/08/2008
Date of Incident: 09/04/2008
Component(s): TIRES
NHTSA ID Number: 10241360
Consumer Location: PRAIRIEVILLE, LA

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Crash:No
Fire:No
Number of Injuries:0
Number of Deaths:0Manufacturer: Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. , Dutchmen Manufacturing, Inc.
Vehicle Identification No. (VIN): Not Available

SUMMARY:I PURCHASED A 2006 GRAND JUNCTION 5TH WHEEL TRAVEL TRAILER IN APRIL 2006 WITH POWER KING ST235.80.R.16E TOW TIRES MANUFACTURED IN 2005. TRAVELING FROM BATON ROUGE, LA, I WAS ALERTED THAT I WAS RUNNING ON A FLAT (RR). I STOPPED AND CALLED ROAD SERVICE TO SWAP THE SPARE TO GROUND. AFTER CAMPING IN WEST MEMPHIS THAT NIGHT, WE PROCEEDED TO NASHVILLE, AFTER 20 MILES THE RIGHT FRONT TIRE BLEW OUT WHILE TRAVELING AT 55 MPH. ROAD SERVICE WAS CALLED TO BRING 2 NEW TIRES, ONE TO REPLACE THE SPARE AND ON TO REPLACE THE BLOWOUT. REPAIRMAN CHECKED TIRE FOR PROPER AIR PRESSURE. EACH REMAINING TIRE WERE HOLDING 75 PSI. NO FURTHER INCIDENT UNTIL APPROACHING DAYTON, OHIO. THE LR TIRE BLEW OUT CAUSING DAMAGE TO THE TRAILER BODY AND PLUMBING. I PULLED OVER AND CHANGED THE SPARE TO GROUND, THEN CONTINUED TO OUR DESTINATION. TWO NEW TIRES WERE PURCHASED TO REPLACE THE BLOWN TIRE AND THE REMAINING UNBLOWN ORIGINAL. THESE ORIGINAL TIRES HAD APPROXIMATELY 7000 MILES ON THEM. I REQUIRE FULL REIMBURSEMENT FOR EXPENSES AMOUNTING TO $902.00 PLUS NEEDED REPAIRS TO TRAILER. *TR
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Date Complaint Filed: 08/28/2008
Date of Incident: 03/10/2008
Component(s): TIRES
NHTSA ID Number: 10240054
Consumer Location: ROY, UT

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Fire:No
Number of Injuries:0
Number of Deaths:0Manufacturer: CARRIAGE, INC , Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.
Vehicle Identification No. (VIN): Not Available

SUMMARY:WE WHERE HEADING HOME AFTER SPENDING 2 MONTHS IN WINTERHAVEN, CA. I WAS DRIVING TOWARD QUARTZSITE, AZ. I WAS APPROXIMATELY 37 MILES FROM THERE WHEN I NOTICED SOMETHING AT THE CURB SIDE REAR CORNER. I WAS DRIVING AT 62 MILES PER HOUR AND SLOWED DOWN AND FOUND A SAFE SPOT TO PULL OFF. WHEN I WENT BACK TO CHECK WHAT WAS THERE I FOUND THE REAR TIRE AND THE BACK AXLE HAD COMPLETELY LOST ITS TREAD AND DID CONSIDERABLE DAMAGE TO THE FIFTH WHEEL TRAILER. I THEN HAD ROAD SERVICE COME OUT AND CHANGE THE TIRE. I WENT TO QUARTZSITE TO AMERICAN TIRE STORE TO PURCHASE ANOTHER TIRE. I HAD THE TIRE PERSON CHECK THE TIRE AND HE CONFIRMED THAT IT WAS A BAD TIRE. I THEN CHECKED THE OTHER TIRES THAT WERE STILL ON THE GROUND AND FOUND THAT TWO OF THESE HAD LARGE KNOTS INDICATING SEPARATION. THE TIRES HAD THE CORRECT PRESSURE AND HAD LESS THAN 5000 MILES ON THEM. I REPLACED ALL FOUR TIRES WITH ANOTHER BRAND. AS THE TIRE PERSON WAS DISMOUNTING EACH TIRE IT WAS DISCOVERED THAT ALL FOUR TIRES THAT WERE ON THE GROUND HAD THE VALVE STEMS INCORRECTLY MOUNTED. *TR

COMPLAINTS: Displaying 81 - 83 out of 83Date Complaint Filed: 08/22/2008
Date of Incident: 08/12/2008
Component(s): TIRES
NHTSA ID Number: 10239268
Consumer Location: MANISTEE, MI

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Crash:No
Fire:No
Number of Injuries:0
Number of Deaths:0Manufacturer: Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. , Crossroads RV
Vehicle Identification No. (VIN): 4V0FC272251...

SUMMARY:TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2004 CROSSROADS CRUISER. THE VEHICLE HAS POWER KING TOWMAX TIRES, SIZE 225ST/75/R15 (NA). WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 50 MPH, THE REAR DRIVER'S SIDE TIRE BLEW OUT. THE CONTACT TOOK THE VEHICLE TO A REPAIR SHOP AND WAS INFORMED THAT THE SIDEWALL WAS DEFECTIVE BECAUSE IT COMPLETELY BLEW OUT OF THE TIRE. THE TIRES WERE REPLACED. THE CONTACT STILL HAS POSSESSION OF THE FAILED TIRES. THE MANUFACTURER OF THE VEHICLE AND TIRES WAS UNABLE TO ASSIST. THE FAILURE AND CURRENT MILEAGES WERE 5,000. UPDATED 09/23/08 *BF UPDATED 09/25/08. *JB
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Date Complaint Filed: 05/07/2008
Date of Incident: 04/24/2008
Component(s): TIRES
NHTSA ID Number: 10226951
Consumer Location: GLOUCESTER, VA

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Crash:No
Fire:No
Number of Injuries:0
Number of Deaths:0Manufacturer: Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. , SAF-Holland
Vehicle Identification No. (VIN): 16F62E5R171...

SUMMARY:I WAS TOWING MY 2007 CARRIAGE CAMEO RV 5TH WHEEL IN TEXAS WHEN A LEFT REAR TIRE BLEW OUT. I CALLED ROAD SERVICE, AND THEY REPLACED THAT TIRE WITH A MAXXIS TIRE OF THE SAME SIZE. I WAS AT AN RV PARK FOR 4 DAYS. WHEN I LEFT I DROVE APROX 350 MILES AND BOTH RIGHT SIDE TIRES ON THE RV BLEW OUT. THESE TIRES ARE POWER KING TOW MAX ST235/80R/16 MADE IN CHINA DOT OHMJ 2406 10 PLY RATING LOAD RANGE E WE WERE BROKE DOWN IN A HEAVY TRAFFIC AREA AND IN DANGER OF BEING HIT BY OTHER VEHICLES. CARRIAGE MFG IS UNAWARE OF A TIRE PROBLEM (NOT SURPRISED)BUT THEY CHANGED TIRES TO DURO FOR THE 2008 MODEL YR. 2 MO AFTER I PURCHASED MINE IN APRIL 2007. BLOGGERS ON THE INTERNET MENTION THIS BEING A BAD TIRE, AND THE SAME THING HAPPENING TO THEM. I THINK CARRIAGE KNEW. IS THERE A RECALL ON THIS TIRE? *TR
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Date Complaint Filed: 01/04/2008
Date of Incident: 12/29/2007
Component(s): TIRES
NHTSA ID Number: 10213675
Consumer Location: BRIGHTON, MI

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Crash:No
Fire:No
Number of Injuries:0
Number of Deaths:0Manufacturer: CARRIAGE, INC , Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.
Vehicle Identification No. (VIN): 16F62F5R661...

SUMMARY:TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 CARRIAGE COMPASS. THE VEHICLE HAS POWER KING TOMAX ST, SIZE ST235/80/R16 TIRES (NA). ONE OF THE TIRES EXPLODED AND DAMAGED HIS FIFTH WHEEL VEHICLE. THE CONTACT IMMEDIATELY PULLED OFF THE ROAD. HE SENT A LETTER TO THE TRAILER AND TIRE MANUFACTURERS, BUT HAS NOT YET RECEIVED A RESPONSE. THE TIRES HAVE ALWAYS HAD SCHEDULED ROUTINE MAINTENANCE. AT THE TIME OF THE FAILURE, THE TIRE PRESSURE WAS 80 PSI. NO OTHER VEHICLE INFORMATION WAS AVAILABLE. THE CURRENT AND FAILURE MILEAGES OF THE TIRE AND VEHICLE WERE 12,800. UPDATED 01/24/08 *BF THE CONSUMER STATED WOULD LIKE TO BE REIMBURSE FOR ALL OUT OF POCKET EXPENSE OF REPAIRS AND THE COST OF THE TRIP MISSED DUE TO THE DEFECT OF THE TRAILER. UPDATED 01/24/08 *TR
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Power King Towmax Tire Tread and Belt Complaints

Complaint Number:
10904440
Incident Date:
September 5, 2016
Date Added to File:
September 7, 2016
Description of the Complaint:
Failure of tire. Sidewall separation. Tires were oem on a 2015 model. Second failure. First occurred on 05/26/2016, same tires / brand. Tire conditions; I.E. Pressure, side wall and tread wear conditions were checked prior to departure.

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Complaint Number:
10881264
Incident Date:
March 23, 2016
Date Added to File:
June 28, 2016
Description of the Complaint:
We purchased 4 towmax tires for our trailer 3 years ago. They had less than 15,000 miles and were always checked for proper psi before traveling. We were approx. 100 miles into our trip when our tire failed and we immediately pulled over to the side of the highway. Upon pulling over we noticed the tread had separated and caused damage to the rear of our airstream. Dynamic tire requested the tire for Warranty inspection (never informed us that the tire would not be returned unless we paid the costly return shipping). We had over $9,000 in damage to our trailer (it ripped up the aluminum siding and the sewage) and dynamic was only willing to reimburse $125. Dynamic tire wrote, ?the tire received for inspection was submitted with significant portions of the tread missing making it difficult to determine the operating conditions of the tire. However, there are signs of excessive shoulder wear and heat build up in the tire shoulder area as evident by blue discoloration, suggesting that it has endured prolonged service in an under inflated condition.? the letter ended with ?sincerely, DTC claim review committee?. There was no name or contact information, thus leaving no room for dispute. We video taped the condition of the tire before sending it for inspection. The video shows no signs of excessive shoulder wear and we know for a fact that the tires were not under inflated as we check them before each trip and frequently while in storage. When we asked the tire to be returned to us we were told it would be costly and we would have to endure those costs. When we asked for a managers name and number we were told that information could not be provided per company policy. In short, dynamic tire does not stand by their warranty, they lie in order to void their warranty and they refuse to provide contact information for management or someone of authority.

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Complaint Number:
10881277
Incident Date:
March 23, 2016
Date Added to File:
June 28, 2016
Description of the Complaint:
We purchased 4 towmax tires for our trailer 3 years ago. They had less than 3,000 and were always checked for proper psi before traveling. We were approx. 100 miles into our trip when our tire failed and we immediately pulled over to the side of the highway. Upon pulling over we noticed the tread had separated and caused damage to the rear of our airstream. Dynamic tire requested the tire for Warranty inspection (never informed us that the tire would not be returned unless we paid the costly return shipping). We had over $9,000 in damage to our trailer (it ripped up the aluminum siding and the sewage) and dynamic was only willing to reimburse $125. Dynamic tire wrote, ?the tire received for inspection was submitted with significant portions of the tread missing making it difficult to determine the operating conditions of the tire. However, there are signs of excessive shoulder wear and heat build up in the tire shoulder area as evident by blue discoloration, suggesting that it has endured prolonged service in an under inflated condition.? the letter ended with ?sincerely, DTC claim review committee?. There was no name or contact information, thus leaving no room for dispute. We video taped the condition of the tire before sending it for inspection. The video shows no signs of excessive shoulder wear and we know for a fact that the tires were not under inflated as we check them before each trip and frequently while in storage. When we asked the tire to be returned to us we were told it would be costly and we would have to endure those costs. When we asked for a managers name and number we were told that information could not be provided per company policy. In short, dynamic tire does not stand by their warranty, they lie in order to void their warranty and they refuse to provide contact information for management or someone of authority.

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Complaint Number:
10881278
Incident Date:
March 23, 2016
Date Added to File:
June 28, 2016
Description of the Complaint:
We purchased 4 towmax tires for our trailer 3 years ago. They had less than 3,000 and were always checked for proper psi before traveling. We were approx. 100 miles into our trip when our tire failed and we immediately pulled over to the side of the highway. Upon pulling over we noticed the tread had separated and caused damage to the rear of our airstream. Dynamic tire requested the tire for Warranty inspection (never informed us that the tire would not be returned unless we paid the costly return shipping). We had over $9,000 in damage to our trailer (it ripped up the aluminum siding and the sewage) and dynamic was only willing to reimburse $125. Dynamic tire wrote, ?the tire received for inspection was submitted with significant portions of the tread missing making it difficult to determine the operating conditions of the tire. However, there are signs of excessive shoulder wear and heat build up in the tire shoulder area as evident by blue discoloration, suggesting that it has endured prolonged service in an under inflated condition.? the letter ended with sincerely, DTC claim review committee?. There was no name or contact information, thus leaving no room for dispute. We video taped the condition of the tire before sending it for inspection. The video shows no signs of excessive shoulder wear and we know for a fact that the tires were not under inflated as we check them before each trip and frequently while in storage. When we asked the tire to be returned to us we were told it would be costly and we would have to endure those costs. When we asked for a managers name and number we were told that information could not be provided per company policy. In short, dynamic tire does not stand by their warranty, they lie in order to void their warranty and they refuse to provide contact information for management or someone of authority.

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Complaint Number:
10838606
Incident Date:
November 17, 2015
Date Added to File:
February 26, 2016
Description of the Complaint:
While traveling west on mo-7 approx 2 miles east of garden city, the rear drivers side tire blew out on our bumper tow 1995 holiday rambler travel trailer with tandem tires. The tire was less than 4 years old, and had less than 3,000 miles on it on this temperate fall day, when the tread separated and the tire blew out. The approx. 6 ft long loose tread flailed the wheel well and severely damaged the wheel well, trailer side and the waste water tank drain lines, valves, and valve controls. Vehicle speed was approximately 58 miles per hour on an excellent asphalt road surface. There was no evidence of any road hazards.. The tire pressure had been checked in the last 48 hours and had been driven less than 200 miles. The trailer was immediately pulled over to the shoulder, and the wheel was changed with the spare tire, the trailer was towed back to clinton, mo, where repair estimate was over $6,000. The Insurance company judged it to be a total loss.

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Complaint Number:
10808023
Incident Date:
June 12, 2015
Date Added to File:
December 2, 2015
Description of the Complaint:
New tires installed april 2013 on our 2008 forest river, wildcat fifth wheel travel trailer by les schwab in folsom, ca. Powerking towmax st225/75r15 may 2013, folsom, ca. To port angeles, wa. And return total miles this trip 1664. July 2013, folsom, ca. To roseburg, ore. And return total miles this trip 894. Dec. 2014, folsom, ca. To rocklin, ca. And return total miles this trip 20. No other trips were made in 2014 due to knee replacement surgeries. June 12, 2015 departed folsom, ca., tire a blew out five miles south of grants pass, ore. Total miles this trip trip 354. Limped into les schwab in grants pass, ore. They replaiced a and after checking the other three tires they replaced tire b as it was bowed out in the tread. There was no charge. We then continued on to port angeles, wa. June 25, 2015 357 miles out of port angeles, wa., near cottage grove, ore. Tire c blew out with 3767 mile on it, we managed to get to a rest stop that was about .25 mi. Ahead. Called les schwab in cottage grove. They sent out roadside service to change tire c. The service mechanic checked tire d which was bowed out on the tread and he said it was safe to travel on. We were charged $98.00 for the service call and he pro rated the tire at 63% and charged $33.94 for it. We continued on to family 20 miles west of roseburg. June 26, 2015 removed tire d and took it into roseburg les schwab to be checked for safety as it was bowed out just like tire b had been. Tire a front left, tire c back left, tire d front right, tire b back left.

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Complaint Number:
10749830
Incident Date:
August 17, 2015
Date Added to File:
August 19, 2015
Description of the Complaint:
I was traveling on i94 with my 2013 crusader fifth wheel travel trailer at 65 mph when a driver signaled me to pull off the freeway. My right rear tire ( power king towmax st235/80r16, dot 83b5 gpb 3612) had thrown the tread and caused major damage to the vehicle. Upon further investigation the left rear tire was separated as well. Through road service I was able to make it to a tire store using my spare tire. The tire store inspected all my remaining tires before replacing the two back tires. They verified the tires had the correct tire pressure of 80 psi and the tread measured 9/32". These tires have been maintained well having less than 6000 miles on them. I check them before each trip therefore there should be no reason for them to fail. I also observed several web sites listing dozens of complaints similar to mine. These tires should be taken off the market before someone dies.

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Complaint Number:
10749617
Incident Date:
July 19, 2015
Date Added to File:
August 18, 2015
Description of the Complaint:
We were towing our 2010 heartland eagle ridge 5th wheel trailer. We were traveling at approximately 60 mph when the tread of the power king tow max str st 235/80r/16 dot #83b5 gpb completely peeled away from the tire. This caused significate damage to the fender and slide resulting in $3100 in damage. We were on a road with no shoulder so had to continue on to the next town approximately 5 miles away where we were able to change the tire. The tire pressure was at the recommended pressure of 80 psi. On august 14, 2015, about 15 miles from our home the tread from the tire on the other side of the camper seperated. The tread was wedged in the axel. There was damage to the fender, wiring harness and propane line. This damage amounted to $1500. Needless to say all the tires will be replaced now but not with this brand of tire.

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Complaint Number:
10748996
Incident Date:
June 25, 2015
Date Added to File:
August 16, 2015
Description of the Complaint:
In nov.2014 we purchased a new 2014 jayco 5th wheel. On our next trip with less than 7000 miles on our tires, at recommended tires pressure 65 psi. At 11 miles from home we had a left rear tire blow out at 50 mph with minimum damage. Two days later into our trip, the right rear tire blow out at 60 mph causing major damage. Thread had separated all the way around both tires. The tires were power king towmax str st225/75r15d.

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Complaint Number:
10745667
Incident Date:
July 22, 2015
Date Added to File:
August 2, 2015
Description of the Complaint:
2013 heartland 3610 re 5th wheel rv. Oem tires. Power king tow max st235/80r16 str tires. Checked tire pressures with tire gauge before trip. All at 80 psi cold. Installed tps sensors and checked monitor. Working. 6 miles into trip after pulling out from a red light at around 20 mph the rear left axle tire blew out throwing plastic trim pieces across the road. Top of thread blew apart. Replaced with spare tire. Went about 23 more mile and right after checking tire pressure monitor, for pressure and temp. Both ok. The right front axle tire blew out while driving 55 mph, throwing fender trim pieces across the road. Found right side rear axle tire with pieces of the tire belt strains starting to come threw thread part of the tire. Didn't blow out yet. Had all four tires replaced. Kept all tires. Now have replaced the spare. Both sides of camper wheel fender areas damage.

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Complaint Number:
10641899
Incident Date:
September 18, 2014
Date Added to File:
October 7, 2014
Description of the Complaint:
July of 2014 purchased new toyhauler trailer, heartland road warrior rw 348. Rv came with power king towmax lt235/80r16 e tires. With less than 2,500 miles, tire tread separated causing blowout. Tire caused $2,000 of damage to trailer. Blowout occurred on sept 18, 2014. Tires were well maintained and checked. Never driven over 62 miles an hour, and always on pavement. Never overloaded. Remaining tires will be replaced before next blowout, due to safety concerns and the numerous bad reviews.

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Complaint Number:
10640849
Incident Date:
September 18, 2014
Date Added to File:
October 2, 2014
Description of the Complaint:
The contact owns a 2013 keystone alpine recreational trailer equipped with power king tow max tires, size: st235/80r16e (na). While driving approximately 45 mph, the front passenger side tire tread separated. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who discovered that three tires experienced tread separation. The location of the defective tires were unknown. The tires were replaced. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The vin was unavailable. The vehicle and tire failure mileage was 800.

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Complaint Number:
10637922
Incident Date:
September 20, 2014
Date Added to File:
September 21, 2014
Description of the Complaint:
Saturday, 9/20/14, we drove approx 300 miles from fl on interstates 95 and 26, speed 65 mph or lower, towing our 2014 heartland bighorn 5th wheel trailer equipped with power king tow max st235/80r16 tires. Tire pressure (80 psi) and lug torque (120 ft/lb) checked before departure. Exited I-26 in lexington sc and had driven 2-3 miles, speeds 35 and under, on surface street when left rear tire blew, separating 2/3 of the tread circumference creating a 3 1/2 foot long 8 inch wide steel belted flail that destroyed the lower valance and wheel well on left main slide, throwing debris on adjacent traffic. Thankfully, due to low speed at time (20-25), there were no injuries, damage to other vehicles or loss of vehicle control. Trailer purchased new jan 2014 and had less than 1500 miles total use. Internet search revealed lots of similar stories and a full complaint log (50) since 6/2014 on NHTSA site. No faith in these tires; replaced two (all the local goodyear tire dealer had on a sunday) but will replace them all when available. Heartland and tbc, the tire maker (?) will hear as well. Serious safety hazard!

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Complaint Number:
10637784
Incident Date:
July 6, 2014
Date Added to File:
September 20, 2014
Description of the Complaint:
2 power king towmax str tires, 2 years old, very low mileage, towing 4 tire big horn fifth wheel camper, separated treads on july 6 and july 13 of 2014. Camper is well under weight specifications, tire pressure always run at 80 psi. Caused severe damage to camper.

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Complaint Number:
10630012
Incident Date:
August 31, 2014
Date Added to File:
September 2, 2014
Description of the Complaint:
Tire failure on three power king tow max str 235/80/r16 in one day. Towing 2013 heartland 3000 ck sundance @ lovelock nevada, one tire blew and damaged side panel drivers side, other driver side tire had a bubble starting and third had bubble.

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Complaint Number:
10629499
Incident Date:
August 15, 2014
Date Added to File:
August 29, 2014
Description of the Complaint:
Towing my 2013 primetime crusader 35' 5th wheel, the rear passenger tire exploded while driving on I-15 in utah going 55-60 mph and less than 15 miles from home. Damaged side of trailer and underbelly of wheel well. Stopped in next town to replace tire. All tires at 80 psi (cold). 2 days later driving on I-15 and 90 more miles, driver's side front tire exploded. Upon inspection of remaining towmax tires, we observed steel belt fibers protruding out from sidewalls and tread separating (bulging). Tires have less than 3000 miles on them, and no cracks or tread wear. Replaced all 5 tires with lt tires for $1250+. These tires should be recalled! dangerous experience for us and could have been worse. Changing tires on freeway was very unnerving.

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Complaint Number:
10617416
Incident Date:
July 28, 2014
Date Added to File:
July 29, 2014
Description of the Complaint:
Before we left forour trip we were checking the tires and notice that on of the tires were coming apart. We had that tire replaced. Then on our way home pulling our heartland camper on 301 going 55mph another tire blow caused damaged to the camper. Rip the wiring harness out of camper.

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Complaint Number:
10604850
Incident Date:
June 11, 2014
Date Added to File:
June 20, 2014
Description of the Complaint:
I was driving south on I-95 in south carolina when the right front tire on my 2013 sundance 5th wheel came apart and tore up the panel above the tire . I was able to change the tire and make it to savanna, ga. And bought two new tires. I was going about 65mph and did not hit anything on the road. The tire is apower king tow max str st235-80r16, dot 33-12.

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Complaint Number:
10557336
Incident Date:
November 26, 2013
Date Added to File:
December 26, 2013
Description of the Complaint:
We were towing a 2012 heartland cyclone 300c 5th wheel toy hauler trailer equipped with tow max 235/80 r16 trailer tires in april, 2013 on ca hwy 60 near riverside, ca when the left rear trailer tire blew. There was no sign that I struck an object or ran over anything. Luckily I had exited freeway and caught flat before any damage occurred. All 4 trailer tires had 80 psi and trailer was not over loaded. I changed flat tire with spare until replacing it with a goodyear marathon of the same size. In november, 2013, while towing the same toy hauler trailer my wife and son were following me in her car on ca hwy 395 heading to ridgecrest, ca when she noticed my right rear trailer tire going flat. My son called me on my cell phone to advise me of this situation. I was able to pull into the next small town and found both tow max trailer tires on the right side completely flat. Again, the trailer was not over loaded and I did not strike or run over anything and held 80 psi. The steel belts were protruding through the corners of the tread on both tires. We were fortunate that there was a tire repair shop nearby that was able to sell us two new trailer tires (not tow max) and have us back on the road within an hour and a half.

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Complaint Number:
10555803
Incident Date:
November 26, 2013
Date Added to File:
December 12, 2013
Description of the Complaint:
I have a 2012 copper canyon fifth wheel, in which my recent trip I had 2 blowouts. I have the powerking 235 80 16, dot 83b5 gpb tires. It was 56 degrees outside, so I don't believe they were over heated, air pressure was set prior to leaving on trip. These tires have less than 4000 miles on them. At this point I am not comfortable driving on the remaining tires. When tire blew out did damage to my fifth wheel.

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Complaint Number:
10549722
Incident Date:
October 25, 2013
Date Added to File:
October 27, 2013
Description of the Complaint:
Traveling on freeway at 55mph pulling 2012 keystone cougar 1/2 ton series. The tread on the right front tire on trailer peeled off causing damage to the fender and under belly lining and electric brake wires. Tire were original with little wear, power king, towmax st225/75r15 load d dot 83b4. Drove to town for a replacement. After speaking with the tire guy he checked my other three tires and found that two were about to separate and had some of the steel belt fibers exposed. I had all for tires replaced. Tire pressure was checked at 62 lbs prior to trip and had only traveled approx. 8 miles prior to incident.

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Complaint Number:
10545063
Incident Date:
April 15, 2013
Date Added to File:
September 23, 2013
Description of the Complaint:
I blew 3 power king tow max st235/80-16e tires on my 2011 keystone 3912 lev raptor. The tires completely failed with the cap coming off in one piece. This happened with 3 of the 6 tires on 3 different occasions all of which occurred in april of this year. Note: I feel all towed rv's should be required to have tires rated for over 75 mph or they should be required to warn all customers verbally and in large print.. I found out st tires have a max speed of 65 mph. I drive the posted limit which could be 85 mph in parts of tx. The dealer never told of the dangers associated with interstate use with st tires

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Complaint Number:
10536875
Incident Date:
August 22, 2013
Date Added to File:
August 23, 2013
Description of the Complaint:
The contact owns a 2013 heartland sundance fifth wheel trailer. The contact stated that the vehicle was equipped with power king towmax tires, size: 235/80/16 (n/a). The contact stated that while driving approximately 60 mph, the front passenger's side tire exploded. In addition, the rear driver's side tire tread was completely separated with the steel visibly showing. The defective tires were replaced with a spare tire and one newly purchased tire. The manufacturer was not notified of the problem. The trailer did not generate mileage.

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Complaint Number:
10536365
Incident Date:
July 18, 2013
Date Added to File:
August 20, 2013
Description of the Complaint:
Within one hour of leaving home had three separate tire blowouts on rv. Tires did not appear worn, inflated properly, load appropriate, and stored under cover. Less than 6000 miles on these 2 year old original equipment on heartland big country rv. Occurred on I-35 dallas causing significant damage to rv, and resulting in purchase on the spot of 4 new tires. Tires appeared totally seperated.

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Complaint Number:
10487943
Incident Date:
November 21, 2012
Date Added to File:
December 11, 2012
Description of the Complaint:
The contact owns a 2011 heartland road warrior rv equipped with power king towmax tires, size: 235/80r16. The contact stated that while driving 60 mph and towing the rv, there was a thud heard from the rear of the vehicle. The contact stopped and discovered that the rear driver's side tire tread separated from the tire and the steel chords had become visible. The contact inspected all of the tires and found that the remaining tires exhibited tread separation and bulges. The failed tire was removed and the spare tire was installed. There were extensive damages to the drivers side skirt of the vehicle, which was made of aluminum. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and informed the contact to send in the failed tires for further assessment. The failure mileage for both the tire and the vehicle was 800. The dot number was not available. ..Updated 01/30/13 updated 2/4/2013

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Complaint Number:
10479302
Incident Date:
September 29, 2012
Date Added to File:
October 8, 2012
Description of the Complaint:
6000 miles of normal trailer towing. No impact or other unusual activity. During parking of trailer, found tire with belt deformation and related abnormal wear ("flat spot"). Tire was out of round. Tire required replacement, replaced all 6 tires due to possible/visible similar failure.

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Complaint Number:
10478443
Incident Date:
September 29, 2012
Date Added to File:
October 3, 2012
Description of the Complaint:
Heartland trailer bought july, 2012. Less than 4000 miles later on sept. 29, right rear power king 235/85/r16 exploded with complete tread separation and causing significant damage to the trailer.The tires were new and properly inflated. Shouldn't these tires be recalled before someone is killed?

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Complaint Number:
10477468
Incident Date:
September 10, 2012
Date Added to File:
September 29, 2012
Description of the Complaint:
Tread came off tire will traveling on I-515 in henderson nv. Tire was properly inflated as we had left the servicing dealership just 30 minutes prior. This brand of tire seems to have a high failure rate if the complaints on the heartland owners forum are any indication.

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Complaint Number:
10395996
Incident Date:
March 23, 2011
Date Added to File:
April 15, 2011
Description of the Complaint:
The contact owns a 2010 keystone alpine fifth wheel camper rv equipped with power king towmax tires, size st/235/80/r16. The tires were the original purchased with the vehicle on october 12, 2010. The contact stated that the vehicle was taken for a tire balance when advised that th tires could not be balanced because all four tires belts were separating. The contact then purchased four replacement tires. She contacted the tire company and they advised her that they would reimburse her $60 per tire. The failure mileage was 400 and the current mileage was 500.

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Complaint Number:
10350199
Incident Date:
June 24, 2010
Date Added to File:
August 17, 2010
Description of the Complaint:
While driving on the freeway the trailer started to vibrate. I pulled over immediately and discovered the tire tread had separated from the middle of the tire causing damage to the trailer. The tire did not have a blow out..It did not lose its air until it was sitting on the side of the road. The tire had only about 4000 miles on it. It was inflated according to guidelines and checked everytime we started out driving. It was just checked 154 miles prior to the tread coming off. The travel trailer was not overloaded. Have had contact with the tire maker and they picked up the tire to run tests. Their findings of course were they were not at fault but would recommend we change all tires. ( which we did before they suggested it because we did not trust the rest of the tires on the trailer.) they did offer as a good will sign to buy us one new tire if we sign a release of liability. That doesn't pay for the damages or the 4 new tires we put on the trailer. Everyone who looked at the tire even the guy who replaced the tire said that the tire should not have separated like that. I think the tire needs to be looked at by someone else. That could have been a lot worse if I did not know the feel of my truck and trailer and knew something was wrong right a way. The tire was on the drivers side in the rear of a two axle trailer so I did not run over something because the front tire would have hit it first and I know there was nothing in the road. Although the Insurance has picked up the bill for the repairs I don't think its right and there is something wrong with the tire.

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Complaint Number:
10347628
Incident Date:
August 5, 2010
Date Added to File:
August 6, 2010
Description of the Complaint:
We own an rv dealership in new hampshire. We have been in business for over 20 years. We are having continual problems with blowouts on customers units that have the tow max power king tires on them. This tire has many issues, but the biggest is belt failure, resulting in blowouts. This is very unsafe. We have replaced far too many of these tires and I think that there should be a recall. The tire size is 235 80r16 load range e. If you need any further information - please do not hesitate to call.

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Complaint Number:
10295404
Incident Date:
October 11, 2009
Date Added to File:
December 11, 2009
Description of the Complaint:
1. Purchased a new grand junction 5th wheel in june of 2009. First trip to use had a tread ripped totally off the tire. I had made sure that the dealer had put the air pressure in correct.. I followed the instructions in the manual only to find I spent more of my money to send the tire back. The tire was a china made tow max which was over 2 1/2 years old on a new unit. Being the first time out I assumed they would take care of it.... No way.... The canadian tire supplier told me that since I did not have the tread, there was no way they could tell what happened to the tire..I have pictures of the tire... I was in the middle of interstate 40 at night with my wife when this occurred. No way was I going to risk the safety of my self and my wife to get the tread, which was completely off the tire. I called and they sent me a letter stating that I should replace all the tires since there was a tire failure. After spending $10,000 of dollars, they tell me to put more tires on the trailer for safely and fix the damage...Some how this does not seem correct that we can allow companies to put old tires on trailers and then not even care of the safety of the people. Grand junction who is owned by thor buys the tires from canada who has them make in china.Someone should be responsible for the quality of products they are using. Please advise who I can make a formal complaint against this company and all involved.... I would like to know if the tire life if regulated in any way. Nothing was done to correct the failure of the tires other that tell me to replace them. No parts were replaced by the company and so far they do not seen to care I will contact consumer groups and do all I can to prevent this from happening to other people.. Because someone is going to get hurt... Tires can go out at any time,,,, but when you put old tires on and do not back your product, someone should be responsible before someone gets hurt of killed.

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Complaint Number:
10287458
Incident Date:
September 5, 2009
Date Added to File:
October 14, 2009
Description of the Complaint:
While pulling my 5thwheel trailer experienced a very rapid blow-out of r/h rear tire. And extreme damage to the trailer, the tires were powerking towmax st225/75r15 tires the manufacture is gpx international tire corp, two independent tire dealers confirmed it was a defect, and not caused by low tire pressure condition and there was a quarter size hole in the upper tread area.With no sign of side wall failure. I'm also a aircraft mechanic and know it was not a lack of maintenance on my part,I can actually be accused of over maintenance of my vehicles, also I'm positive nothing was hit on the freeway have been pulling trailers for 20 + yrs and first blow out like this. Also had the l/h rear tire go flat 20 miles later with no damage to the trailer but attributed this to the stress from r/h tire rapid blow-out, again it was not caused by to high of a speed,I'm aware of the 65mph max speed rating of these st tires, I'm pulling at 55-60 mph max. Also to keep tire temps down,, tire pressures are always maintained before every trip,also there was plenty of tread depth left at least 6/32s the safety marker is at 2/32s the tires had about 9,000 miles on them. The tire dealer replaced them all for nothing because there was plenty of tread there. It was very unnerving when the second tire failed because there was no place to get completely off the road. My hope is that someone else doesn't have a more serious accident. Thanks for checking to see if other people are experiencing the same failures. Also, the tires were made in canada with a 2007 date was on the dot code sidewall of the tire.

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Complaint Number:
10276743
Incident Date:
July 3, 2009
Date Added to File:
July 14, 2009
Description of the Complaint:
On my 2007 wildcat 5th wheel trailer we had a double blow out on i95 in florida,the tires came apart from the inside out with only about 5 to 7k miles on them. Also the tires were only about 3 years old. Inspection of another tire should it was close to blowing out so all four tires were replaced.

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Complaint Number:
10274667
Incident Date:
June 17, 2009
Date Added to File:
June 22, 2009
Description of the Complaint:
The contact owns a 2007 forest river wildcat 27rls fifth wheel trailer. The vehicle has power king towmax tires, size p225/75/15 (na). The contact stated that the tires had tread separation. The tires had 4,000 miles. While driving 60 mph, the tread separated and caused extensive damage to the trailer. There were no injuries. The contact called the tire manufacturer, but there was no dealer in his vicinity that could repair the tire. The failure mileage was 4,000.

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Standard No. 109 .... 109 and 110 (Sec.

49 CFR Part 571 - FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY ...

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49 CFR Part 571 - FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARDS ... 571.10 ) · Subpart B - Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (§§ 571.101 - 571.500).

§ 571.109 Standard No. 109; New pneumatic and certain specialty tires.
§ 571.110 Tire selection and rims and motor home/recreation vehicle trailer load carrying capacity information for motor vehicles with a GVWR of 4,536 kilograms (10,000 pounds) or less.TP-110P-03 - NHTSA
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Aug 31, 2007 ... OVSC LABORATORY TEST PROCEDURE NO. 110. TABLE OF CONTENTS. PAGE. 1. PURPOSE .... Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS).




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§ 571.110 Tire selection and rims and motor home/recreation vehicle trailer load carrying capacity information for motor vehicles with a GVWR of 4,536 kilograms (10,000 pounds) or less

S2. Application. This standard applies to motor vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR or 4,536 kilograms (10,000 pounds) or less, except for motorcycles, and to non-pneumatic spare tire assemblies for those vehicles.

S4.1 General (a) Subject to the exceptions set forth in S4.1(b), vehicles shall be equipped with tires that meet the requirements of § 571.139.

(b) Notwithstanding the requirement in S4.1(a),

(2)Trailers may be equipped with ST tires, FI tires, or tires with a rim diameter code of 12 or below that meet the requirements of § 571.109 or § 571.119.

S4.2.2 Tire load limits for multipurpose passenger vehicles, trucks, buses, and trailers.

S4.2.2.1 Except as provided in S4.2.2.2, the sum of the maximum load ratings of the tires fitted to an axle shall not be less than the GAWR of the axle system as specified on the vehicle's certification label required by 49 CFR part 567. If the certification label shows more than one GAWR for the axle system, the sum shall be not less than the GAWR corresponding to the size designation of the tires fitted to the axle.

S4.2.2.2 When passenger car tires are installed on an MPV, truck, bus, or trailer, each tire's load rating is reduced by dividing it by 1.10 before determining, under S4.2.2.1, the sum of the maximum load ratings of the tires fitted to an axle.

S4.3.3 Additional labeling information for vehicles other than passenger cars. Each vehicle shall show the size designation and, if applicable, the type designation of rims (not necessarily those on the vehicle) appropriate for the tire appropriate for use on that vehicle, including the tire installed as original equipment on the vehicle by the vehicle manufacturer, after each GAWR listed on the certification label required by § 567.4 or § 567.5 of this chapter. This information shall be in the English language, lettered in block capitals and numerals not less than 2.4 millimeters high and in the following format:

S4.3.5 Requirements for trailers. Each trailer, except for an incomplete vehicle, must show the information specified in S4.3 (c) through (g), and may show the information specified in S4.3 (h) and (i), on a placard permanently affixed proximate to the certification label specified in 49 CFR part 567. Additionally, each trailer must on its placard contain a cargo capacity statement expressed as “The weight of cargo should never exceed XXX kilograms or XXX pounds” in the same location on the placard specified for the “vehicle capacity weight” statement required by this standard. At the manufacturer's option, the information specified in S4.3 (c), (d), (h) and (i) may be shown, alternatively, on a tire inflation pressure label, and conform in color and format, not including the border surrounding the entire label, as specified in the example set forth in Figure 2 in this standard. The label shall be permanently affixed and proximate to the placard required by this paragraph. The information specified in S4.3 (e) shall be shown on both the vehicle placard and on the tire inflation pressure label (if such a label is affixed to provide the information specified in S4.3 (c), (d), (h) and (i)) in the format and color scheme set forth in Figures 1 and 2. If the vehicle is a recreation vehicle trailer and is equipped with a propane supply, the weight of full propane tanks must be included in the vehicle's unloaded vehicle weight. If the vehicle is a recreation vehicle trailer and is equipped with an on-board potable water supply, the weight of such on-board water must be treated as cargo.





 In 1971 J. Standard Baker Quoted " Drivers Towing Trailers  Are Four (4) Times As Unsafe As Those In Cars Alone! 

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Louie Torres Feb. 17, 2017, 8:23am

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) — Three consumers have filed a class action lawsuit against tire businesses, alleging breach of warranty, fraud and negligent misrepresentation.

Julie Hamilton and Jerad Hamilton of Loomis, California, and Lyle McLean of Casa Grande, Arizona, filed a complaint, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated Feb. 9 in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against TBC Corporation, Dynamic Tire Corporation and Does 1-10, alleging they falsely advertise the reliability of their tires.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs sustained monetary damages from being misled into purchasing a defective Power King Towmax STR trailer tire. The plaintiffs allege the defendants failed to disclose the defective nature of the tire and that it has a high rate of tread separation.

The plaintiffs seek trial by jury, enjoin the defendant, order the defendant to buy back, or replace the defective class tires, actual, compensatory, exemplary, punitive and statutory damages, interest, disgorgement, restitution, court costs and all further relief the court grants. They are represented by attorneys Daniel L. Keller, Stephen M. Fishback and Dan C. Bolton of Keller, Fishback & Jackson LLP in Agoura Hills, California.

U.S. District Court for the Central District of California Case number 2:17-cv-01060-DMG-JEM


We have had contact with a lawyer who at first promised to help us involving a death of an Estate involving this exact type of trailer tire and we notified the Government No National Safety Alert has been initiated.  Time and time again we are optimistic that funding help or retainer fees would enable us to become a life saving force to counter the massive amounts of money the trailer companies, tire companies and farmers have to "Pay For Silence"  The Estate of this death will receive 1,000,000 more and the case is going to be sealed and once again the insurance companies and business owners have proven that it is cheaper to pay for the claims than to fix the issue.  This practice continues to kill innocent "Random Victims Of Negligence"

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FYI
I have an acquaintance / friend worker for Michelin factory in South Carolina.  We had discussion of trailer tires as my boat was 2,000 pounds heavier than the trailer could handle meaning the tired died REAL frequently (long story).  He told me to use small automobile tires because there are no legal standards for trailer tires - they are built like trailers I guess .. voluntary standards at best.
I use car tires
Tim Ho.