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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-04-2006, 03:46 PM Thread Starter
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Bubbles in tire sidewall

These are the stock contritracs on a 05 350. 26,000 miles. 3 of them have bubbles in the sidewall. Is there a warranty on these? I see something in the owners manual about a tire warranty but its confusing.
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i would take it to the dealer asap. sidewall bubbles are not safe to be driving on. i would think the tire manufacturer would warranty them, and the dealership could take care of it.

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On our company half tons we had a problem simular to this on the front tires of three trucks, we tuck the trucks to the local dealer and he replaced the entire set on all three trucks.

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googling Continental tire recall turns up quite a few other issues with Continental in varying sizes.

Ford is very eager to avoid any tire issues after thier Firestone fiasco so I think you should be in good shape if you talk to the dealer.
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dealer is trying to tell me bubbles in the sidewall are normal wear and tear! laugh What can i use/show them to tell them otherwise?
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What exactly are we talking about here?

I define a bubble as a visible round bump protruding from the sidewall.

If you are reffering to a slight dimple that runs from the rim to the corner of the tread face...it's nothing to be alarmed about. This would merely be irregularities in the sidewall carcase that show themselves over time as the tire goes through many heat cycles. It's perfectly normal but certainly indicitive of a poorly constructed tires.

I can't imagine that a dealer would look at the former and tell you it's normal were and tear however.

If indeed you do have a large, round bubble forming on the sidewall...I would indicate to the dealer in a return visit that you and your lawyer would like your tires replaced. This indicates tearing of the sidewall carcase and is absolutely not safe to drive on.

DON"T BACK DOWN. Your life and the lives of others may count on it.

Here in Canada, Continental tires were recalled by order of Transport Canada (DOTs Northern counterpart).

http://www.canadiandriver.com/news/051221-2.htm

Curiously, I could not find any recall notices issued by the US Department of Transportation.
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