Just noticed some cracks on the sidewalls of the tires of my E class Mercedes. The tires were manufactured last week of 2013, installed on the car spring 2014.
Had them for 2.5 seasons, did not do more than 20.000 Km on them. Called my local tire center to ask for their advice. The guy on the phone asked straightaway if they were Continental. I went to see them to switch to something else and I was their 3rd customer of the day with cracked sidewalls on Continental tires.
Apparently it only happens to certain sizes but there cracking occurs regularly.
Not much consolation when it happens to you. One begins to question how can Continental be the constant winner of all those rigorous auto club tests...
Reviewer is in unhappy mood. This person stated that there is a room for improvement of dangerous tires and poor quality. Please immediately contact the author of this review to discuss bad quality of continental tire contiecocontact 5 tires. Continental Tire needs to read this review and look into the issue (if any) according to poster's claims.