Continental Tire the Americas is recalling 93,959 Continental, General, and Barum brand tires sold as original or replacement equipment.
The tires were cured for too long during production.
Over-cured tires may develop a break in the sidewall resulting in sudden air loss or a belt edge separation which could lead to a tread/belt loss.
Either condition can cause a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash.
What to do
Continental Tire will notify owners owners who purchased the tires as replacement equipment. Various vehicle manufacturers will conduct recalls for vehicles equipped with these tires at the time of purchase.
The tires will be inspected to verify that they are affected, and will be replaced -- as necessary -- free of charge.
The recall is expected to begin April 5, 2021. Owners may contact Continental Tire customer service at (888) 799-2168.