I just received a recall notice dated October 25th for a number of Continental front tires in the 120/70ZR17 sizes.
You can go here to follow up on the issue: http://continentaltire.custhelp.com/euf ... /index.htm
Replacement of Continental 120/70 ZR 17 and 120/70 R 17 motorcycle front wheel tires
Condition in the tread and/or belt may lead to separation and possible pressure loss
Program covers appproximately 9,000 tires sold in the Americas between 2007 and 2014.
The affected tires were sold to original equipment and replacement customers worldwide between 2007 and 2014. This safety recall is part of a worldwide program
affecting 170,000 tires.
I did not have an issue with the tire, but replaced it twice since then with something else. This recall covers tires replaced due to failure (or concern that something was wrong with it) even if the tire was replaced some time back. The letter on the web site was not as detailed as the one I received. Replacement cost includes mounting, balancing, and taxes.
The end of the recall period has been posted as March 31, 2015. Though I can't imagine any company being able to end one if a defective product is out there (ok, you can smack me if you like, but that's my suspicion, based on observation of our legal system).
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