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Old 11-26-2011, 04:13 PM
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Continental Contitrac tire problems I'm pissed again

Hey guys,

I was on my way to work this past WED and my tire went out on the highway. It looks like the side wall just gave out. After further inspection of the tire I found no punctures in it. I bought the truck with 106K on it and the tire failed at 109K. I contacted the dealer where I bought the truck and indeed the tires were brand new. I inturn purchased a replacement tire of the same brand. I tried to contacting Continental yesterday but they were closed due to the holiday. I have since found that there were numerous problems with these tires and there was a recall but not in my date range. After further inspection of the other tires on the truck. The sidewalls are starting to bubble in pretty much the same spot on every tire. I even checked the brand new tire that has about 100 miles on it. That tire also has a sidewall problem. The date range on my tires are DOT A315 46XB 1411 times 3 and P515 1V3B and A315 46XB 4011. I kept the failed tire. I currently run the tires at 80 PSI (which what the mfg calls for) I did not hit anything since I am the only drives. I plan on looking into this further. If you have these tires please take a good look at them for your safety. I will take pictures in the AM and post them to show of this.
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Old 11-26-2011, 05:57 PM
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I had 3 of mine replaced under the recall. They gave me the option of switching to another brand if I bought the 4th tire. It was a no brainer.

That is a bummer they are still having problems outside of the recall date range and I hope you get some kind of resolution with them.

Our truck was flat out scary to drive on the Continentals.
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Old 11-26-2011, 06:41 PM
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Friends don't let friends buy Continental tires. Dealers and manufacturers put them on because they are cheap. That should tell you something right there.
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Old 11-26-2011, 06:48 PM
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Usually I buy Yokohama tires for my vehicles and had zero problems with them. But that isn't an option right now.
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Old 11-27-2011, 12:58 AM
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Bridgestone or BF Goodrich for me, those OEM Conti-tracs were the noisiest tire I ever had on a vehicle, they were factory installed on our '05 Escape.
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