Michelin recalls 100,000 P-metric light truck tires
Michelin North America Inc. says it is voluntarily recalling approximately 100,000 tires in order to retrieve an estimated 2,500 tires -- about 2.5% of the recalled population -- "that could have partial or full sidewall perforations that could cause them to experience loss of air pressure."
The recall involves certain sizes of the following Michelin brand lines sold primarily in North America:
1. LTX M/S2, size P275/55R20 111T (raised black letters); size P265/65R18 112T; P265/60R18 109T (outline raised white letters).
2. X Radial LT2, size P265/65R18 112T; P275/55R20 111T.
3. Latitude Tour, P255/60R19 108S; P255/70R18 112T.
The tires are typically found on light trucks and SUVs.
The tires being recalled are contained within the United States Department of Transportation date ranges that appear on the tire sidewalls. The date range is represented by the four digit number to the far right in the sequence, with the first two digits denoting the week, and the last two digits representing the year.
Michelin says it has identified and fixed the issue that prompted the recall. It adds that no deaths, injuries or accidents have been reported in connection with these recalled tires.
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 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Office of Defects Investigation campaign identification designation for this recall is 13T006.
For additional information on this recall, visit Michelin at:
www.michelin.ca/voluntarysafetyrecall Canada (English).
www.fr.michelin.ca/rappelvolontaire Canada (French).
Mexico: www.michelin.com.mx/llamadoarevisionpreventivo (Mexico).