Continental Recalls Tires on F-Series Pickups

Tire manufacturer Continental, has announced that it is recalling some 391,000 tires, most of which were fitted to Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty pickups.

The tires, all of which were made in Mexico from between May 2007 and September 2008 were installed on 2008 and 2009 model year trucks.

Continental said in a letter to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, that the affected tires, if overloaded or under inflated, could cause the belt edges to separate and the tread to become detached from the tire, not something you really want to happen while the vehicle is at speed.

The company will replace all four tires and the spare on the affected vehicles; at present Ford says 65,000 pickups in the US and Canada are affected by the recall.