Continental plans to recall thousands of tires made between 2007 and 2014.
According to their website, Continental is recalling about 9,000 tires in the 120/70 ZR 17 and 120/70 R 17 sizes that were sold in the US and Canada (they’re recalling around 170,000 tires around the world, the article says). They say there haven’t been any accidents as a result of problems with the tires, but that they want to avoid any risks.
Some of the recalled tires have supposedly “exhibited a condition in the tread and/or belt which may lead to separation and possible air loss,” their website says.
Here’s how you can tell if your tires are affected: First, the recall only extends to 120/70ZR17 M/C (58W) TL ContiSportAttack, 120/70ZR17 M/C (58W) TL ContiSportAttack 2, 120/70R17 M/C 58H TL ContiAttack SM, 120/70ZR17 M/C 58W TL ContiRaceAttack Comp. Soft, 120/70ZR17 M/C 58W TL ContiRaceAttack Comp. Medium, 120/70ZR17 M/C (58W) TL ContiRaceAttack Comp. Endurance and 120/70ZR17 M/C (58W) TL ContiRoadAttack 2 GTW tires. If your tires ain’t on that list, you’re OK.
Second, take a look at the last four digits of the DOT serial number that show the date on which the tires were manufactured. According to Continental, “Tires between 1907 (19th week of 2007) and 2614 (26th week of 2014) are covered by this voluntary safety recall. No other tire sizes, production periods or product lines are affected.”
Continental says they are dealing with “sales channels” to implement their recall. For more information and help, they say users should visit their website.