GITI Tire and Continental Tire issue tire recall

By Rachel Lucas - Weekend Anchor / Reporter
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(WSLS 10) - GITI Tire and Continental Tire have issued recalls affecting about 265,000 vehicles.

Dozens of auto retailers in the Roanoke and New River Valley sell these brands of tires.

GITI is recalling various sizes of its Primewell Valera Touring II, GT Radial Champiro Touring and Dextero Touring DTR1 tires because of a defect that causes cracks in the lower sidewall, causing air to leak out.

The potentially dangerous tires will be replaced for free on the more than 250,600 affected vehicles. For more information, call GITI at 877-342-0882.

Continental Tire is recalling certain Crosscontact LX20 tires made in May 2015 that were installed on more than 14,500 General Motors trucks and sports utility vehicles.

According to continental tire, the tires have a problem that could cause excessive tread wear, vibration, noise, or bulging areas.

The company will replace tires for free. The recall is expected to begin in October 2016.

For more information, call Continental at 888-799-2168. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

GITI recall notice: http://bit.ly/2ecNoGB

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