WASHINGTON—Continental Tire the Americas L.L.C. has recalled 1,990 commercial vehicle steer tires for possible sudden air loss.
The tires are all 11R22.5 Conti Hybrid HS3 tires, Load Range H, produced between Feb. 25 and April 7, 2018 and sold in the original equipment and replacement markets in the U.S., Canada and Mexico, Conti told the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
They bear the Department of Transportation codes KWUY 0819 through 1318, the tire maker said.
A tight steel carcass ply may cause the sudden air loss, NHTSA said in its safety recall report. Affected tires may have a bulge or blister in the sidewall, the agency said.
Conti received a complaint of a Conti Hybrid HS3 tire with cords through the inner liner in July 2018, according to NHTSA. The following month, Conti was informed of a truck accident involving pressure loss in a steer tire, it said.
Conti has received no reports of injuries related to the recalled tires, the company said.
Conti will notify owners of the tires and replace them free of charge.
U.S. customers may call Conti Customer Service at 800-726-7113.
Canadian customers may call 800-461-9681 for service in English or 800-361-2844 for service in French.
Mexican customers may call 01 800-821-2000.
This is Continental's second recall of this tire line this year. In May, the tire maker recalled 655 Hybrid HS3 medium truck tires, size 11R22.5, Load Range G, because tire cords may be visible through the inner liner. Those tires also were produced at the Mount Vernon plant.