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Continental Voluntary Recall Program

Continental Announces Voluntary Recall Program for 347 Passenger Vehicle Tyres in Australia

  • In total, 347 tyres may be affected
  • No reports of accidents or injuries have been reported, however sudden air loss may occur in these tyres
  • Voluntary recall program involves Continental and General Tire brand tyres in different sizes
  • Tyres will be exchanged and replaced at no charge

Today Continental has announced a voluntary recall program involving approximately 347 Continental and General Tire brand passenger vehicle tyres that were produced at the company’s Mt. Vernon, Illinois plant and sold in the Australian replacement tyres market. The impacted tyres may experience sudden air loss or belt edge separation which could lead to partial or full tread loss. Continental has not received any reports of accidents or injuries resulting from this condition.

The affected Continental and General Tire tyres can be identified as follows:             

Article description                  

 DOT serial numbers   

Continental ContiSportContact 5 SUV AO

255/45R20 101W

DOT A312 BH52 0620

General Tire Grabber AT3

265/75R16 123/120S

DOT A3W8 HMRD 1718

The last four digits of the DOT serial numbers indicate the production period (week/year). Affected tyres will be replaced free of charge.

Continental has already notified the local authorities of the details of the voluntary recall program. The company is in contact with the relevant dealers to support notification of customers who purchased these tyres or vehicles equipped with these tyres. 

Consumers seeking more information, including instructions for identifying affected tyres as well as obtaining replacement tyres are asked to call Continental's hotline - 1800 316 372 (AEDT 7.30am - 6.00pm).