Last week, Michelin North America announced a safety recall of approximately 1.3 million of its Michelin LTX M/S tires.
The tires were sold in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. 1.2 million were sold in the U.S.
Michelin LTX M/S tries are sold for light commercial trucks, full-sized heavy-duty vans, small RVs and select large pickups.
No injuries or deaths have been reported in connection with the recalled tires.
The recall has been issued because of an, “increasing number of tires are experiencing tread loss and/or rapid air loss.The U.S. customer returns for these conditions are currently 0.015 percent of the total population, or less than 200 tires. No returns for tires with these conditions have been reported outside the U.S.”
The affected tires were manufactured between January 2010 though June 2012. The U.S. DOT date range appears on the tire’s sidewall and is represented by four numbers: the first 2 digits denote the week, the last two denote the year.
The DOT range and product identifiers for the affected tires are:
|Tire Description||DOT Sequence||DOT ProductionPeriods (Inclusive)|
|Michelin LTX M/S LT 225/75R16 115/112R LRE||B3JH AKEX||0210 – 2512|
Michelin, “regrets the inconvenience to its customers and dealers. Owners of the affected tires should visit an authorized Michelin retail location as soon as possible to have the tires replaced at no charge,” the company said in a press release.
For additional information on this recall, visit Michelin at:
or call Michelin Consumer Care between the hours of 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. EST Monday – Friday andbetween 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. EST Saturday – Sunday at:
USA: 800-231-5893 (language options: English and Spanish)
Canada: 888-863-7777 (language options: English and French)
Mexico: 01-800-062-0628 (language options: Spanish and English)
Source: PR Newswire