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Michelin Recalls 1.2 Million Tires

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On: Mon, Dec 16, 2013 at 3:09PM | By: Lou Ruggieri


Michelin Recalls 1.2 Million Tires

The Michelin man has decided to recall 1.2 million of its LTX M/S tires, specifically size LT225/75R16 115/112R LRE. These tires have typically been used on many Fords, as well as light trucks, RVs, vans, and pickup trucks. It seems these tires may be susceptible to tread separation, which, of course, is extremely bad. If this happens, a crash will almost be impossible to avoid. The production dates for the tires in question are January 10, 2010–June 23, 2012.

Michelin has said it will notify all owner and dealers beginning next month, and will replace these defective tires for free. Owners may contact Mr. Michelin at 1-800-231-5893 with any questions.  

Report Receipt Date: DEC 12, 2013
NHTSA Campaign Number: 13T012000
Component(s): TIRES
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1,200,000


Manufacturer: Michelin North America, Inc.

SUMMARY:
Michelin North America, Inc., (Michelin) is recalling certain Michelin LTX M/S tires, size LT225/75R16 115/112R LRE, manufactured from January 10, 2010, through June 23, 2012, and supplied for use as original equipment on certain Ford vehicles, and as replacement equipment on various brand commercial light trucks, full-sized heavy duty vans, small RVs, and some large pickup trucks. These tires could experience tread separation.

CONSEQUENCE:
Tread separation can lead to rapid air loss, which may result in a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash.

REMEDY:
Michelin will notify owners and Michelin dealers will replace the tires free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on January 6, 2014. Owners may call Michelin Consumer Care Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST, or Saturday and Sunday from 8:30am to 4:30pm EST at the following numbers: USA: 1-800-231-5893 (language options: English and Spanish)

NOTES:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.




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