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Continental Tire is Recalling 390,000 New Ford Truck Tires

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Washington--March 19, 2011: Continental Tire's North American unit is recalling 390,000 truck tires. The company announced that this is in response to a fatal crash involving a Ford pickup in September, the.

Most of the recalled tires were used as original equipment on new Ford F-250 and F-350 vehicles. The company said 330,000 of the tires were used on new 2008-09 Ford F-250 and F-350 trucks. Sixty thousand of the recalled tires were sold as replacements.

The recalled Continental tires are LT275/70R18 125/122S with outline white letters and black sidewalls and Contitrack LT275/70R18 125/122S black sidewalls produced between May 2007 and September 2008.

Continental will replace the tires free of charge beginning at the end of March.