Michelin recalls 1.3 million commercial LT tires
Michelin North America Inc. has announced a safety recall of approximately 1.3 million of its Michelin LTX M/S commercial light truck tires.
About 1.2 million of these tires were sold in the U.S. The tires are typically found on such vehicles as commercial light trucks, full-sized heavy duty vans, small RVs and some large pickup trucks.
No deaths or injuries have been reported in connection with the recalled tires.
This recall, which has been reported to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), is being issued because an increasing number of tires are experiencing tread loss and/or rapid air loss.
Michelin says the U.S. customer returns for these conditions are currently 0.015% of the total population, or less than 200 tires. No returns for tires with these conditions have been reported outside the U.S. The recalled tires were manufactured between January 2010 and June 2012.
The tires were fitted as original equipment on some new vehicles and were also sold as new replacement tires. Michelin stopped producing the tire in June 2012 as part of the company’s normal process of refreshing its product lines.
Michelin said it 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.
For additional information on this recall, visit Michelin at:
- USA: www.michelinman.com/safetyrecall;
- Canada (ENG): www.michelin.ca/safetyrecall;
- Canada (FR): www.fr.michelin.ca/rappeldesecurite; and
- Mexico: www.michelin.com.mx/llamadoarevisiondeproducto.
More information can also be obtained by calling Michelin Consumer Care between the hours of 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. EST Monday – Friday and between 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); and
- Mexico: 01-800-062-0628 (language options: Spanish and English).