FORT MILL, S.C. - Continental Tire today announced a voluntary recall program involving about 1,700 ContiMotion motorcycle tires sold in the United States and Canada.
The manufacturer says under certain service conditions the 180/60R16 M/C 74H tires may experience uneven wear, groove cracking and in some cases belt lift, which can lead to a loss of inflation pressure and a potential loss of control that could lead to an accident. These service conditions have been observed with Honda Gold Wing 1800 motorcycles rear tire fitment, particularly under conditions of overloading and/or underinflation.
Continental said it has not received any reports about accidents resulting from this condition.
The affected tires were sold in the replacement market in 2011 and 2012, primarily in the United States. Small quantities were also sold in other markets. The tires are identified by the DOT serial numbers H60LJJE5110 through H60LJJE3811.
Continental started to notify the respective national safety authorities, such as the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on Jan. 18.
Continental is in communication with its motorcycle tire distributors and dealers to identify consumers who purchased affected tires. Identified tire owners will be promptly notified and informed about the details of the voluntary recall program.
Consumers seeking more information, including instructions for identifying affected tires, are being invited to visit http://continentaltire.custhelp.com for more information.
Posted by Holly Wagner