Continental General LT22575R16 Tire Recall


Make / Models:

CONTINENTAL / LT22575R16

Recall Number:

97T003000

Summary:

TIRE DESCRIPTION: SIZE LT225/75R16 M+S, APACHE ALL SEASON, SERIAL NOS. AD1L9KN057, AD1L9KNO67 OR AD1L9KN077. A SOFT SPOT ALONG THE LOWER SIDEWALL CAN AFFECT THE LONG TERM SERVICE LIFE OF THE TIRE. THE TIRE MAY DISPLAY SPORADIC SURFACE CRACKING IN THE AREA AFFECTED WHICH CAN EXTEND AROUND THE LOWER SIDEWALL. THIS DOES NOT CONFORM TO FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 119, "NEW PNEUMATIC TIRES FOR VEHICLES OTHER THAN PASSENGER CARS."

Consequence:

THIS CONDITION CAN AFFECT THE LONG TERM SERVICE LIFE OF THE TIRE.

Remedy:

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THESE TIRES WITH A TIRE OF THE SAME TYPE OR COMPARABLE CONTINENTAL GENERAL TIRE.

Notes:

OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN APRIL 29, 1997. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR TIRES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER AND DO NOT RECEIVE A FREE REPLACEMENT TIRE WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT CONTINENTAL GENERAL AT 1-800-847-3349. ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-800-424-9393.


SOURCE: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

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