Continental recalls brake fluid for aftermarket use

In a statement issued on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website, Continental has issued a recall on brake fluid. 

The website states:

Continental Aftermarket GmbH (Continental) is recalling certain ATE Super Blue Racing DOT 4 Brake Fluid, for use as aftermarket replacement brake fluid. Each type of brake fluid has a color requirement to assist in proper type identification. The affected brake fluid is blue in color, not in the range of colorless to amber, therefore it fails to conform to the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 116, "Motor Vehicle Brake Fluids."

Noncompliant brake fluid color may lead to mixing of an incompatible fluid in the braking system. If an incompatible fluid is put into a motor vehicle brake system, it could lead to brake damage or brake failure, increasing the risk of a crash.

Continental will notify distributors and will offer to repurchase all of the units in possession of distributors, retailers and consumers. 

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