Continental Tire Recalls 400K Tires

(NewsCore) – Continental Tire announced Friday that it was voluntarily recalling 390,657 light truck tires in the US over fears they might experience uneven wear, vibration or separation between the belt edges, which could cause a crash.

The Fort Mill, S.C.-based company said that separation of the tires’ belt edges could lead to tread belt separation, which increases the risk of a crash occurring.

Continental added that most of the affected tires were installed on Ford F-250 and F-350 trucks from model years 2008 and 2009.

Approximately 60,000 of the 390,657 tires were sold in tire-replacement markets, it said.

Owners of the affected vehicles will be contacted, and the tires will be replaced free of charge.

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Nissan Pathfinder Tire Failure Rollover Kills Teen

LOVELOCK, NV — Three children were ejected from the SUV they were traveling in when it left the road on Interstate 80 Tuesday morning and rolled over, officials said. One of the three, Zahra Rashidy, 15, died at the scene of the accident, 17 miles east of Lovelock, on Interstate 80 before 10 a.m.

Also ejected were eighteen-year-old Nilab Rashidy and Sajjad Rashidy, age 11. The two surviving children were transported with their parents to Renown Regional Medical Center by medical helicopter.

The parents, Mohammad Hussein Rashidy, a 49-year-old resident of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and his wife Sadaf Rashidy, 45, remained at Renown Regional Medical Center and continued to receive care, according to the Nevada Highway Patrol. It is beleived that the Rashidys were traveling to California to attend a wedding.

Sometime after 9:30 a.m., Mr. Rashidy lost control of the Nissan Pathfinder he was driving and left the pavement on the right side of the roadway where the SUV proceeded to rollover. Investigators believe that a tire failure involving tread separation was responsible for the loss of control. The tread separated from the left rear tire of the vehicle, which in many cases can cause an SUV to become unstable.