Thanks for info so far.
Car hasn't gone in yet, so we still do not know what recall is for. I think it is down to poor customer service rather than trying to hide something.
I must admit, I gave the g/f a bit of abuse about the continentals as I have never known anyone to go through a full set of rubber before 10,000 miles!
They have now switched to Pilot Primacy and she has now covered an additional 17,000 with no problems whatsoever with no additional work (to my knoweledge) Just a straight swop from Conti to Michelin. I have apologised to the missus
I have always gone for Pilots on my "work" car as I can get at least 30,000 from the fronts. Yoko's on my "weekend" car