Following Continental’s 5 November recall of roughly 12,000 Continental and General brand passenger vehicle tyres sold to vehicle manufacturers and the North American replacement markets, company representatives have confirmed that the UK and European markets are not affected. Continental estimates that approximately 39 of the 12,000 tyres recalled in the USA are defective.
Thai tyre manufacturer Otani Radial Co. Ltd. has recalled 138 Otani OH-306 425/65R-22.5 truck tyres with DOT code 0320 after its local distributor, Foreign Tire Sales Inc (FTS) noticed a problem on 22 October 2020.
In the USA, Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. has issued notification to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that it is recalling 1,983 Cooper CS5 Grand Touring and Mastercraft LSR Grand Touring tyres. The affected tyres are 225 55R17 products, with DOT codes 2920 through to 3220.
Across the Atlantic, Chinese tyre manufacturer Shaanxi Yanchang Petroleum Group Rubber (trading under its Duraturn brand name) is recalling thousands of Duraturn Travia A/T tyres in a move that could see as many as 33,466 products returned. The recall has been called due to manufacturing issues which could result in the separation of the tread or inner-liner from the tyre.
An alert regarding certain Dunlop motorcycle tyres has been issued via the European Commission’s Rapid Exchange of Information System (RAPEX). The alert (A12/1441/19) pertains to an unspecified number of Dunlop Trailmax Meridian tyres that are being recalled by the manufacturer. Goodyear Dunlop Tyres UK stresses that none of the tyres in question are sold in the UK market.
In the US, Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. (Cooper) is recalling certain Roadmaster RM852 EM tyres. According to a NHTSA recall notice published on 23 August 2019, the problem is that the “innerliner gauge may be too thin, allowing the tyre sidewall to fail.”
In the USA, Multistrada is recalling 6,318 Achilles Desert Hawk A/P LT in size LT215/85 R16 115/112R 10PR. According to a National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA) recall notice, the tyres have the DOT date code range 1915 to 3618.
Continental Tire Americas has recalled 1990 commercial vehicle tyres, which could have tyre cords visible through the inner liner. According to a NHTSA statement, the 11R22.5 Conti Hybrid HS3 Load Range H tyres were produced between 25 February – April 7 2018 and were originally sold as OE and on the replacement market in the US, Canada, and Mexico.
Continental has announced a voluntary exchange programme for 1,650 size 215/60R16 99H XL ContiPremiumContact 5 tyres. It is unclear whether UK consumers are affected by this voluntary recall – Continental says the tyre was shipped to various markets and names Germany, Austria, Finland, the Netherlands, Romania, Australia and New Zealand as countries where these tyres were sold, however other markets may have also received them.
Triangle Tire USA is recalling 288 Triangle TR643 tyres in size ST225/75R15 due to an apparent manufacturing error. According to the NHSTA recall notice, the tyres may have a hole where the sidewall and that could result in an air leak.
A total of 394,378 Primewell brand passenger car tyres are being recalled in the USA due to their potential to develop cracks in the lower sidewall. Beginning 20 July, GITI Tire (USA) Ltd. is recalling the replacement market Primewell Valera Touring II in sizes 185/65R14 86H, 195/60R15 88H, 205/55R16 91H, 205/60R16 92V, 215/60R17 96H and 235/60R17 102T.
German authorities have issued a warning regarding a tyre and wheel combination for trailers sold in Europe by STARCO NV. The Federal Motor Vehicle and Transport Authority (Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt) warning relates to mounted wheel units comprised of a 195/50R 13C 104/102N Boka Trailer Line tyre fitted to STARCO 5½Jx13 or Jx13 Mefro steel rims. The authority reports that damage to the tyre during mounting may lead to tyre failure, and further use should therefore be avoided.