SMYRNA, Tenn. — Nissan North America Inc. is recalling 2,214 2020 model-year Nissan Altima S models because of a potential safety issue with the vehicles' OE Continental ProContact TX all-season touring tires.
At issue is a potential overcuring that may have occurred at Continental Tire the Americas' factory in Mt. Vernon, Ill., when they were produced during the week of Aug. 9.
Nissan's recall overlaps with a recall Conti issued Nov. 5 covering nearly 12,000 tires under 20 different brand names and line identities.
According to Continental, the affected tires, size 215/60 R16 H, may experience a carcass break in the sidewall with sudden air loss, or they could develop a belt edge separation that could lead to a partial or full tread/belt loss.
Dealers are asked to look for tires with the DOT manufacturing code 3320 (33rd week of 2020) and Mold ID S-419149 on the side. These tires are to inspected and, if necessary, replaced, Nissan said.
Nissan asks its dealers to inspect all four tires, noting a vehicle could be equipped with none, one, two, three or four of the suspect tires.
This service will be performed at no charge to the customer for parts or labor.