Continental Tire Recalls
German-owned Continental AG, responsible for tires for vehicles, bikes and even Adidas running shoes, has been the subject of numerous recalls throughout its 147-year history. They initially entered the North American market through the purchase of General Tire in 1987, although their presence is much smaller than other well-known brands like Bridgestone and Michelin.
The tire defect attorneys at Halpern Santos & Pinkert, P.A. have successfully litigated cases against many tire manufacturers due to negligent production practices that cause injury to persons driving passenger and commercial vehicles. Individuals who’ve spontaneously wrecked due to faulty Continental tires should call our firm immediately so our team can begin working on your claim.
History of Continental Tire Recalls
Many models of Continental tires have been recalled in recent history, which means the manufacturer must identify, correct, and replace all tires affected at no cost to buyer. Here are some recalls of note:
- 2018: 5,356 commercial vehicle tires, size 315/80R22.5 and brand Conti Coach HA3, were recalled due to sidewall issues that led to pressure loss. Although only 3,917 were produced in North America, Continental decided to recall the entire production run to assure all tires passed inspection.
- 2018: 655 tires produced from March 4 and March 24 were recalled over concerns visible cords within the inner liner may lead to sudden pressure loss and potential blowouts. The brand affected was Conti Hybrid HS3, size 11R22.5, Load Range G and chiefly affected Cascadia semi-trucks.
- 2016: 14,567 Continental CrossContact LX20 tires were recalled due to inappropriate adhesion within the belt package, said to have caused sidewall bursts and rapid tread depletion. The size affected, P275/55R20 111S, was manufactured between May 3-9, 2015 at Continental’s Mount Vernon, IL plant.
The NHTSA encourages owners of passenger cars, trucks and commercial vehicles with these tires to contact Continental for replacements free of charge. If an injury or accident resulting in death occurred, Halpern Santos & Pinkert, P.A. will take civil action against Continental.
What You’re Entitled To
Personal injuries, wrongful deaths or failure to honor warranties are litigable offenses which our firm takes seriously. Continental AG is responsible for producing a quality product that adheres to safety standards set forth by NHTSA.
If your vehicle has tires falling into any current or past recall, and you’ve not been notified, take these steps:
- Search the NHTSA database for your Continental tire brand. There are currently 5,580 different models in their system.
- Once you’ve located the tire and brand relevant to yours, recall information will appear. Use this information along with Continental’s customer service line to report your vehicle.
- A voucher for replacement tires may be sent, or you’ll be instructed to go to a local retailer for tire replacement.
If the company refuses to recognize your tire as recalled, and you injure yourself while operating your vehicle, contact our firm immediately. Consumers are entitled to safe tires that, when properly inflated, will get the advertised mileage before needing to be replaced. Continental tire is just another tire company Halpern Santos & Pinkert, P.A. will seek punitive and monetary damages against.
Call our firm if Continental tire recalls affected your ability to drive safely, or caused you injury.