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SafetyAlerts
August 27, 2002

Continental Has Recalled Tires

(SafetyAlerts) -  Continental Has Recalled Tires because of a potential for tread separation.
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Number of Units Affected: 3505

Defect Summary:
CONTINENTAL TIRE SIZE 315/80R22.5 HSR1 FOR USE ON INNER-CITY TOURING COACHES PRODUCED BETWEEN AUGUST 26, 2001, AND JUNE 22, 2002. THESE TIRES, UNDER HIGH SPEED, HIGH LOAD, AND HIGH AMBIENT TEMPATURES, CAN EXPERIENCE PORTIONS OF THE TREAD RIB RUBBER TO SEPERATE FROM THE TIRE CARCASS.

Consequence Summary:
UNDER THESE CONDITIONS, THE DRIVER COULD LOOSE CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A VEHICLE CRASH.

Corrective Summary:
CTNA WILL NOTIFY ITS CUSTOMERS AND REPLACE THE SUBJECT TIRES WITH HSL ECO TIRES FREE OF CHARGE. OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING AUGUST 2002. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT CTNA AT 704-583-8782.

[NHTSA Recall No. 02T011]

Important Note Regarding Auto Recalls
Frequently SafetyAlerts will list auto recalls before
your dealer will know about them. If you have a vehicle
affected by one of these posted recalls be sure and
write down the NHTSA 
CAMPAIGN ID Number.
If your dealer doesn't know about the recall when you
check, ask them how they are notified of recalls and
when the next update is due.

Did you know?
During 2001 there were over
1575 products recalled in the United
States for safety reasons!

How many did you hear about?

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