Recall Alert: 2008-2009 Ford F-Series Super Duty Continental Tires

Recall Alert: 2008-2009 Ford F-Series Super Duty Continental Tires

Continental Tires says its recalling 390,657 tires, including 330,360 used on certain Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty pickup trucks from the 2008-09 model years, because of uneven wear, vibration and the possibility of separated belt edges that could lead to tread separation.

The remainder of the tires were sold as replacement tires.

Tire models included in the recall include:
Continental/Contitrac LT275/70R18 125/122S
Continental/Contitrac TR BSW (black sidewall) LT275/70R18 125/122S
Continental/Contitrac TR OWL (outline white letters) LT275/70R18 125/122S

All of the tires were manufactured between May 06, 2007 and Sept. 20, 2008.

Continental says the tires met all federal safety standards but "did not meet Continental's performance expectations in the field." The company noted that the belt-edge separation occurred under conditions of overloading or underinflation in high temperatures.

Continental said it will notify owners of the tires and make replacements available free of charge.

Consumers seeking more information, including instructions for identifying the tires in question, can visit http://www.continentaltire.com or call 888-799-2168.

Comments

That is what we get with the "global economy".

Ford, you need to ditch those German tires and use tires from an American company (Cooper, Goodyear, Kelly Springfield, etc.)

More problems with Ford spec'd tires.......well with the horrible wearing tires that the major manufacturers put on vehicles there probably not a lot of them left on the trucks

Continental makes crappy tires, why is Ford and Chrysler (cars) continuing to use them?

wth!!! how many of those tires r still on the truck knowing that after 3yr+, almost all the owners would've replaced them already due to tread wear. i think continental waited long enough so they don't have to eat the cost bcuz most tires r already replaced.

genius idea!!!!

That is the Germans watching out for Americans?

well then!

Safe to say, "This is a supplier problem?"

This explains all the complaints regarding drive-line vibrations on said models.



The comments to this entry are closed.

Home | Buy or Sell a Truck | News | Special Reports

Powered by Cars.com. By using this site, you agree to our terms of service | © 2011 Cars.com | Privacy Statement | Contact Us

Visit our partner: MovingTruck.com