Safety Warning - Tire Vibrations And Uneven Wear

On 2021-03-23 10:30:27

Continental Tires of America (CTA) have filed a defect notification ( 21T-001) which affects OEM and replacement market tires on certain Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Ford, GMC, Honda, Nissan and Volkswagen vehicles.

According to the defect report filed with the NHTSA, some vehicles may be equipped with tires that may have been subjected to an over-cure condition. As a result, the tires could experience a sudden loss of air due to a carcass break in the sidewall and/or may develop a belt edge separation that could lead to partial or full thread loss. These conditions increase the the risk of an accident and injury.

Possible Warnings that a problem can occur include: The tires may exhibit visible localized tread wear that may manifest as excessive vibration and/or bulging in the tread area.

Vehicles Affected Include
2020 Buick Enclave
2020 Cadillac Escalade
2020 Cadillac Escalade ESV
2020 Cadillac XT4
2020 Cadillac XT5
2019-2020 Chevrolet Blazer
2018-2021 Chevrolet Express
2019-2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
2020 Chevrolet Suburban
2020 Chevrolet Tahoe
2020 Chevrolet Traverse
2019 Ford Escape
2018 Ford F-150
2018-2020 Ford F-250 SD
2018-2020 Ford F-350 SD
2019-2020 GMC Acadia
2018-2021 GMC Savana
2019-2020 GMC Sierra 1500
2020 GMC Yukon
2020 GMC Yukon XL
2019-2020 Honda Passport
2019-2020 Honda Pilot
2019-2020 Nissan Altima
2018-2021 Nissan Titan
2018-2019 Volkswagen Atlas


Manufacturers will contact owners and instruct them to return to their dealers. Dealers will inspect the sidewalls of all tires for the specific DOT and mold numbers under the Continental recall and replace them as necessary.