NHTSA Recalls Nearly 100k Tires
Continental Tire will recall 94,000 tires from the Continental, Barum, and General brands amid reports of a manufacturing defect that could cause blowouts.
In its report to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Continental said it is not aware of any crashes or injuries related to the recall, but will notify owners of vehicles with recalled tires with information about how to get their tires replaced free of charge.
Many of the recalled tires were installed at the factory on new cars, including models from Audi, BMW, Chevrolet, Dodge, Ford, GMC, Honda, Jeep, Lincoln, Nissan, Subaru, Toyota, and Volkswagen. Continental expects the recall to begin on April 5, 2021.
Owners who purchased tires at a tire shop, dealership, or from an online retailer can find a list of recalled tires on the NHTSA website, which includes the manufacturing codes. These can be found printed on the tire’s sidewall.
Vehicle owners who replaced tires before the recall was announced may also be eligible for reimbursement.