Tires on lots of Ford vehicles on the roads right now are not safe. Again.
If this rings a bell, it should: faulty tires on Ford vehicles also started making news in much the same way back in 2000 when the Firestone tires placed on Ford vehicles started causing serious injuries and wrongful deaths in lots of motor vehicle accidents all across the country. It’s something that Firestone itself calls “…the most deadly auto safety crisis in American history.”
CTA Recalls Over 390,000 Defective and Dangerous Tires Already On 2008 and 2009 Ford Trucks
Continental Tire the Americas (CTA) has voluntarily recalled 390,000 tires that it manufactured and sold to Ford Motor Company, which Ford placed on its 2008 and 2009 light trucks, the Ford F-250 and the Ford F-350.
Here are the product specifications for these dangerous tires – if they are on your vehicle, then don’t trust them to be safe. Call the tire manufacturer if you have questions toll free at 1-888-799-2168 if you need to do so, or check out the FAQs on its Tire Recall webpage.
- Tire Name: Continental ContiTrac TR
Size: LT275/70R18 125/122S Load range: E Outline White Letters
DOT Serial Numbers: P515 46U0 1807 through P515 46U0 2308
- Tire Name: Continental ContiTrac TR –
Size: LT275/70R18 125/122S Load Range :E Black sidewall
DOT Serial Numbers: P515 46XB 2607 through P515 46XB 2408
- Tire Name: Continental ContiTrac –
Size: LT275/70R18 125/122S Load Range: E Black sidewall
DOT Serial Numbers: P515 46YB 4307 through P515 46YB 3708
This isn’t the first time that a massive amount of CTA tires on Ford vehicles have been recalled. Back in 2002, over 100,000 Continental Tires were recalled after they hit the road on Ford SUVs.