GITI Tire and Continental Tire have recalled a combined 265,000 tires for potential defects increasing the risk of a crash. The voluntary recall affects a range of vehicle types.
The Continental recall involves 14,567 passenger tires installed as original equipment on certain GM full-size truck and SUVs, and a small portion was sold in tire replacement markets in the U.S. According to Continental, potential contamination during the manufacturing process may result in a lack of adhesion, which could cause partial or complete tread or belt loss to the tire, increasing the risk of loss of vehicle control and crash. Specifically affected are certain P275/55R20 111S CrossContact LX20 tires produced at the company’s Mt. Vernon, Illinois, plant between May 3 and May 9, 2015.
Continental will notify owners and will make available replacement tires free of charge. For more information, including instructions for identifying recalled tires, locating participating dealers, or general inquiries, go to continentaltire.custhelp.com or call at 1-888-799-2168.
GITI Tire (USA) Recall
GITI Tire (USA) is recalling 250,620 imported tires manufactured in Indonesia. According to the company, a defect causes cracks in the lower sidewall, causing air to leak out. Sudden loss of air can cause tire failure, increasing the risk of a crash. Affected are various sizes of:
- Primewell Valera Touring II tires
- GT Radial Champiro Touring A/S tires
- Dextero Touring DTR1
GITI will notify owners, and dealers will replace the affected tires, free of charge. For more information, call GITI at 877-342-0882.