Continental recalling 400,000 tires used on Ford F-Series pickup trucks

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This isn’t the first time Ford had used bad tires on its vehicle. Remember the Firestone tires on the Ford Explorer? This time around is the Continental tires used on the Ford F-Series pickup trucks, and Continental is not taking any chances. It is issuing a recall on its tires.

Due to some defects found in the rubber, both Continental and Ford are recalling 2008-2009 F-250 and F-350 pickup trucks that are equipped with specific tires listed below. About 400,000 Continental tires that are prone to uneven wear, and may cause the steel belt to separate from the thread, which could lead to an accident at high-speed.

The affected Ford F-Series pickup trucks are built from May 6th, 2007 through September 20th, 2008, and these affected tires for this recall are the following:

* Continental Contitrac LT275/70R18 125/122S (outline white letters, black sidewall)
* Continental Contitrac TR BSW LT275/70R18 125/122S (black sidewall)
* Continental Contitrac TR OWL LT275/70R18 125/122S

Customers of affected vehicles and tires will need to bring their vehicles to any Ford dealership for replacement, and it is free of charge. Owners may contact Continental customer service toll-free at 1-888-799-2168.

[Source: NHTSA and Consumer Report]