I really just would have been happy with a prorate rebate on a new tire but am happy with how Cooper Tire is handling this. If I start to have problems with the rest Cooper will replace the tires. But to me if its just a bad tire and the rest are fine there's no need to replace them all. I had problems with a set of Goodyear tires a decade ago and ended up ready to throttle a Goodyear rep. Its one of the reasons I shy away from that brand.It's nice Cooper is giving you a new tire, the only thing to do. When you wrote that all the tires are from the same lot, I thought the next thing you were going to type was that they were going to give you a new 'set', replacing them all. That would be ideal, but would cost them a few dollars.
Yep, at speed it could have been interesting. I heard the sidewall "pop" as I was backing out of the parking space. I knew something was off, but it took me awhile to find the problem as the tear was hard to see under the truck. My wife swore I was just hearing things. Once I found it, I pulled out of the way and threw the spare on.Glad you didn't have a while ride at speed when it decided to separate.
Confirming, the casing/sidewall split but the tire still held air?
There was no air leaking but as this happened Saturday, by Monday the tire was down on air some. There was the smallest of slits in the interior casing but it was really hard to find. It wasn't until several inspections that Fran found it.
I'll post up whatever we hear back from Cooper.Thanks for the updates!