Giti Tire, Continental recalling tyres in USA
Giti Tire is recalling around a quarter of a million tyres in the USA and, in a separate notification, Continental is recalling almost 15,000 tyres.
According to information from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the Giti Tire recall relates to certain Primewell Valera Touring II, GT Radial Champiro Touring A/S and Dextero Touring DTR1 tyres. All affected replacement market car tyres were manufactured by PT. Gajah Tunggal TBK in Indonesia and are being recalled as Giti Tire has ascertained they may develop cracks in the lower sidewall, potentially resulting in a loss of air.
The specific tyres affected by the recall are: Primewell Valera Touring II sizes 205/50R17 93V XL, 215/50R17 95V XL, 225/50R17 94V, 225/50R18 95T and 205/65R16 95H; GT Radial Champiro Touring A/S sizes 205/50R17 93V XL, 215/50R17 95V XL, 225/50R17 94V, 205/65R16 95H and 225/50R18 95T; Dextero Touring DTR1 sizes 205/50R17 93V XL, 215/50R17 95V XL and 225/50R17 94V.
The recall begins this month. GITI Tire (USA) Ltd. states that it will notify owners, and dealers will replace the affected tyres free of charge. Further information can be read here.
Continental Tire the Americas, LLC. is recalling more than 14,500 size P275/55R20 111S Crosscontact LX20 tyres that were manufactured between 3 and 9 May 2015 and fitted to new General Motors vehicles as original equipment and also sold in the replacement market. The company says tyres may have insufficient adhesion within the belt package, resulting in tread wear, vibration, noise, or bulging areas on the tyre.
Continental has not yet provided a notification schedule, however it intends to notify owners and have dealers replace affected tyres free of charge. Further information can be read here.