Continental Recalls 8,500 Tires Over Pressure Loss

Sami Haj-Assaad
by Sami Haj-Assaad

Tire maker Continental is issuing a recall on the ContiProContact tires.

The defective tires, sized 225/45 R17 91 H, are being recalled for a loss of air pressure. This is actually the second time the tires have been recalled, the first recall occurring early this month for tires sized P205/65 R15 95T XL that could suffer from tread separation.

This new recall announcement affects tires produced between February and May 2015, that were sold in the replacement market. 4,884 were sold in the U.S. while 2,032 were sold in Canada and 1,551 in Mexico. Continental notified NHTSA about the recall on July 15, and has said no accidents due to the tires have been reported.

The defective tires tires have the DOT codes P5TY PXH6 0815 through P5TY PXH6 1915. Continental will replace the tires at no cost.

Sami Haj-Assaad
Sami Haj-Assaad

Sami has an unquenchable thirst for car knowledge and has been at AutoGuide for the past six years. He has a degree in journalism and media studies from the University of Guelph-Humber in Toronto and has won multiple journalism awards from the Automotive Journalist Association of Canada. Sami is also on the jury for the World Car Awards.

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  • Smartacus Smartacus on Jul 21, 2015

    They should expand that recall. My OEM Contis Pro-Contacts lost around 5psi per month. So i replaced them with another set of Conti Pro-Contacts of different size...but to no avail. I was suspecting my TPMS, my rims, everything but the tires because i thought lightning doesn't strike twice. *And then they started picking up nails. I went years without picking up a nail, until these tires. Both sizes were absolutely hungry for picking up nails.

  • Jeff T Jeff T on Jul 22, 2015

    On another note the tires were all from the New England area.