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post #1 of 19 Old 03-18-2011, 01:27 PM Thread Starter
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Ford/Continental Tire Recall for 2008-2009 F250-F350's

Saw this on pirate4x4 and thought you all might want it too. Hope it's not a repost here...

Continental recalls tires on Ford pickups - Business - Autos - msnbc.com

DETROIT (Reuters) - Continental AG's North American unit is recalling about 391,000 tires, most of which were put on new Ford Motor Co F-250 and F-350 heavy duty pickup trucks, U.S. regulators said on Friday.
About 330,000 were put on the new trucks, and some were sold as replacements, Continental said of the tires made in Mexico from May 2007 to September 2008.
Ford spokesman Wes Sherwood said the tire recall affected 65,000 pickup trucks in the United States and Canada.
Vehicles affected are trucks for model years 2008 and 2009. Each truck typically has four tires and a spare. Ford will be providing Continental with its owner information.
Continental will replace the tires, some of which may experience uneven wear and vibration, the company said in a letter to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The main concern is that when the trucks are overloaded or the tires are under-inflated, "separation between the belt edges potentially leading to a tread detachment" can occur.
(Reporting by Bernie Woodall, editing by Gerald E. McCormick and Lisa Von Ahn)
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That will probably be mine.

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Good grief Ford....not another Firestone saga!

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Good grief Ford....not another Firestone saga!
I haven't heard of any Superduty's rolling over

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^ LOL

I actually am trying to get new tires to past inspection waiting on income tax money to come. This will make me get rims and tires so I will have two sets.

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Quick note! If the effected DOT number manufacturing date is not on the outside of the tire you will need to crawl under the truck to find it. Guess they couldn't put it on both sides of the molds.

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Did I miss it somewhere? How do we know if our tires are affected? My truck is an 08 and has the originals still on it with 23k.

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I wish they would recall the Continentals on the 450s.

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to bad Ford can't replace our crappy Continentals with something better. last thing I want is another set of these POS tires

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to bad Ford can't replace our crappy Continentals with something better. last thing I want is another set of these POS tires
You could try to get a credit towards a different set. Probably won't work, but worth a shot.

I have about 21k on my 2010 and the wear has been fine so far. I wish they would wear a little faster so I could get a new set of tires, but don't see the need to spend the money until I have to.

The best part about it is they waited until most of the tires likely affected have already been replaced by the original owners before recalling the product.
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