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Pep Boys Offers Customers Affected By Recent Cooper Tire Recall Assistance Obtaining Free Replacement Tires

PHILADELPHIA--The Cooper Tire & Rubber Company has announced a recall of 8,583 tires produced by Cooper Tire for Pep Boys between August 8 and August 19, 2006. Of these tires, over 3,400 have already been accounted for and removed from Pep Boys inventory. The affected tires are listed below.

Product Name



CORNELL 1000   P205/55R16   3DT2XH43206   and   3DT2XH43306
CORNELL 1000   P215/60R16   3DX8XH43206   and   3DX8XH43306
CORNELL 1000   P225/60R16   3DX0XH43206   and   3DX0XH43306
CORNELL 1000   P225/70R15   3DUUXH53206   and   3DUUXH53306
CORNELL 1000   P205/75R15   3DULXH33206   and   3DULXH33306
CORNELL 1000   P225/75R15   3DHHXH33206   and   3DHHXH33306
DEFINITY DAKOTA A/T   LT285/75R16   3DYUPBB3206   and   3DYUPBB3306
DEFINITY DAKOTA H/T   P255/65R16   3DC3PA73206   and   3DC3PA73306
DEFINITY DAKOTA H/T   P235/70R15   3DM1PA73206   and   3DM1PA73306
DEFINITY DAKOTA H/T   P215/75R15   3DHFPA73206   and   3DHFPA73306
DEFINITY EX600   P215/65R15   3DVFPAX3206   and   3DVFPAX3306
DEFINITY EX600   P215/60R15   3DMWPA23206   and   3DMWPA23306
DEFINITY EX600   P215/60R16   3DX8PA23206   and   3DX8PA23306
FUTURA 2000 RADIAL LTE   P205/55R16   3DT2XAC3206   and   3DT2XAC3306
FUTURA 2000 RADIAL LTE   215/65R16   3D6VXAC3206   and   3D6VXAC3306
FUTURA 2000 RADIAL LTE   P215/60R15   3DMWXJN3206   and   3DMWXJN3306
FUTURA 2000 RADIAL LTE   P215/60R16   3DX8XAC3206   and   3DX8XAC3306
FUTURA 2000 RADIAL LTE   P225/60R16   3DX0XAC3206   and   3DX0XAC3306
FUTURA GLS SUPER SPORT   P235/55R16   3D18XBF3206   and   3D18XBF3306
FUTURA GLS SUPER SPORT   P235/60R15   3DVEXBH3206   and   3DVEXBH3306
FUTURA GLS SUPER SPORT   P255/60R15   3DUTXBH3206   and   3DUTXBH3306
FUTURA GLS SUPER SPORT   P225/70R15   3DUUXBH3206   and   3DUUXBH3306
FUTURA GLS SUPER SPORT   P255/70R15   3DM2XBH3206   and   3DM2XBH3306
FUTURA GLS SUPER SPORT   P295/50R15   3DTJXBJ3206   and   3DTJXBJ3306
FUTURA SCRAMBLER A/P   P205/75R15   3DULPAM3206   and   3DULPAM3306
FUTURA SCRAMBLER A/P   P215/75R15   3DHFPAM3206   and   3DHFPAM3306

Customers who purchased one of the named tires in the size indicated above between August 13 and October 27, 2006 should examine the tires sidewall to identify the DOT number. If the DOT number matches one of those listed above, customers should return the tire to Pep Boys for replacement at no charge. Pep Boys has an adequate supply of replacement tires in its inventory to handle this recall. Pep Boys is in the process of notifying all customers who may have already purchased the affected tires.

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company, who manufactures these tires for Pep Boys, has determined that some of the subject tires may have been produced with non-conforming belt wire coat stock. If placed in service, the subject tires may develop a belt separation due to a reduced ability to prevent corrosion of the steel wires in an instance where moisture reaches the steel belt, which may result in a vehicle crash. The tires are being recalled to ensure customer safety and purchase satisfaction. The recall is only for those specific tires listed above, which were produced between August 8 and August 19, 2006.

Consumers with questions about this recall may call Pep Boys Customer Relations for additional information at 1-800-737-2697, option 3.

About Pep Boys

Pep Boys has 593 stores and over 6,000 service bays in 36 states and Puerto Rico. Along with its vehicle repair and maintenance capabilities, the Company also serves the commercial auto parts delivery market and is one of the leading sellers of replacement tires in the United States. Customers can find the nearest location by calling 1-800-PEP-BOYS or by visiting