Continental, GITI to recall tires

Continental, GITI to recall tires

(RNN) - The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced two tire recalls.

Continental Tire is recalling certain Crosscontact LX20 tires, size P275/55R20 111S.

The tires were manufactured May 3, 2015, to May 9, 2015, and are sold as replacement tires and original equipment on certain General Motors trucks and SUVs, according to the NHTSA.

The tires may have insufficient adhesion within the belt package, resulting in tread wear, vibration, noise or bulging areas on the tire.

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

Continental will notify owners, and dealers will replace the tires free of charge, according to the company.

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

The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule.

The NHTSA said GITI Tire is recalling a large number of tires that were manufactured in Indonesia. The affected tires may develop cracks in the lower sidewall, potentially resulting in a loss of air.

The loss of air pressure may result in sudden tire failure, increasing the risk of a crash.

GITI will notify owners, and dealers will replace the affected tires free of charge, according to the company.

The recall is expected to begin in Oct. 2016. Owners can call GITI at 1-877-342-0882.

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