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Voluntary Recall for Continental ContiMotion Sport-Touring Tires
Continental Tire announced a voluntary recall campaign for certain ContiMotion sport-touring tires.
According to Continental, market feedback has shown some tires may experience uneven wear from the 180/60R16 74H ContiMotion rear tires. Tires may develop groove cracking and, in some cases, belt lift, conditions which can lead to a loss of tire inflation pressure and a potential for loss of control.
The problem has been observed on ContiMotion rear tires equipped on Honda Gold Wing tourers, particularly when carrying a large load or when the tires are under-inflated. Continental has not received any accident reports related to this issue.
The tires covered in the recall were in primarily sold in the U.S. in 2011 and 2012. They are no longer offered in the 180/60R16 size. The recall affects tires bearing DOT serial numbers H60LJJE5110 through H60LJJE3811.
Continental will contact tire distributors and dealers to identify customers who purchased the recalled tires. The recall campaign affects about 1700 tires.