Continental General Grabber AW Tire Recall


Make / Models:

CONTINENTAL / CONTITRAC AW
CONTINENTAL / GRABBER AW
CONTITRAC AW / P27560R17

Recall Number:

02T012000

Summary:

CONTITRAC AW AND GRABBER AW TIRES SIZE P275/60R17 FOR USE AS ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT ON CERTAIN 2000-2001 MY TWO-WHEEL-DRIVE FORD EXPEDITION AND TWO-WHEEL-DRIVE LINCOLN NAVIGATOR SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES (ALSO SOLD AS REPLACEMENT TIRES). THESE TIRES HAVE LOWER THAN SPECIFIED RUBBER GAUGE BETWEEN THE BELT EDGES.

Consequence:

THESE CONDITIONS CAN POTENTIALLY LEAD TO TREAD DETACHMENT OR SEPARATION. SHOULD THE TREAD SEPARATE FROM THE TIRE CARCASS, THE DRIVER COULD LOOSE CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A VEHICLE CRASH, PERSONAL INJURY OR DEATH.

Remedy:

CTNA WILL NOTIFY ITS CUSTOMERS AND REPLACE THE SUBJECT TIRES WITH P265/70R17 CONTITRAC TR AND CONTITRAC SUV TIRES FREE OF CHARGE. NOTIFICATION TO FORD VEHICLE OWNERS BEGAN SEPTEMBER 18, 2002. OWNERS OF AFTERMARKET TIRES BEGAN OCTOBER 19, 2002. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT CTNA AT 704-583-8782.

Notes:

ALSO, CUSTOMERS CAN CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).


SOURCE: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

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Potential Tire Failure Lawsuit

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