GITI, Continental recall defective tires on 265000 vehicles

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced two tire recalls.

Continental Tire the Americas is recalling more than 14,567 passenger tires after discovering potential contamination to the belt package.

According to continental tire, the tires have a problem that could cause excessive tread wear, vibration, noise, or bulging areas.

The insufficient adhesion can also cause partial or full tread/belt loss, increasing the risk of a crash.

CTA notified the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on October 3, 2016, of its voluntary US recall campaign and is beginning an intensive communication with dealers, wholesalers as well as customers who purchased the tires.

People who own the tires may contact Continental customer service at 1-888-799-2168.

General Motors customers can look up their vehicle identification number (VIN) on the NHTSA website, or can check the General Motors website, to see if their vehicle could be impacted by the recall.

PT Gajah Tunggal Tbk, the Indonesian tire manufacturer, is voluntarily recalling approximately 250,620 tires for a manufacturing anomaly that could lead to cracks in the lower sidewall, the company said. A loss of air pressure may result in sudden tire failure, increasing the risk of a crash.

GITI Tire has begun mailing recall notices to tire owners, and will replace the tires free of charge. For more information, call GITI at 877-342-0882.

  • Arturo Norris