MISSISSAUGA, Ontario — Continental Tire Canada Inc. is recalling 9,988 Continental-brand VanContact 4Season tires that do not meet the minimum snow traction requirements of Canadian regulations.
The tires, produced at a number of Conti's European plants and sold to the aftermarket, are marked with the industry's Three-Peak Mountain Snowflake symbol, which in Canada means they must meet these winter traction requirements.
The VanContact tires may not provide the expected traction in severe snow weather conditions, Continental said, which may increase the risk of a crash.
Continental has not received any reports of accidents or injuries resulting from this condition and the company believes 9,988 of these tires may not comply with Canadian regulations.
Transport Canada approved the recall on May 4, 2021. The company is in communication with the dealers to support notification of customers who purchased these tires.
Owners will be promptly notified and informed about the details of the voluntary safety recall program.
Consumers seeking more information, including instructions for identifying affected tires as well as obtaining replacement tires, are asked to visit Continental Tire Canada's website.
In its sales literature, Conti states the tire is designed to fit vehicles such as the Mercedes Sprinter, Fiat Ducato and Nissan NV200.