Michelin Tires Recall: Michelin Recalls Tires Due To Tread Loss And Rapid Air Loss

By on Dec 17, 2013 in Automobile, Business, United States, World Comments

A version of a specific size of Michelin LTX M/S tire is being recalled by Michelin, the company announced in a press release on Monday, December 16, 2013. About 1.2 million tires sold in the United States are affected with this recall, reports said.

According to the press release, the tires being recalled are typically found on such vehicles as commercial light trucks, full-sized heavy duty vans, small RVs and some large pickup trucks.

The recall is being issued because a small number of the tires being recalled experienced tread loss and/or rapid air loss. However, no deaths or injuries have been reported in connection with the recalled tires.

The Michelin tires recalled were produced between January 2010 and June 2012. The tire version and size are Michelin LTX M/S LT 225/75R16 115/112R LRE, with DOT Sequence B3JH AKEX and DOT Production Periods (2-digit week and 2-digit year) between 0210 and 2512.

Below is a sample of the DOT information on a sample of the affected tires:

Michelin Tires Recall
Credit: Michelin

According to the press release, these tires should be removed as soon as possible. The tires can be replaced at no charge at Michelin retail location.

For question or concerns after visiting a Michelin dealer, customers are being advised to contact Michelin Consumer Care at 1-800-231-5893. Available 8am–8pm EST Monday–Friday; 8:30am–4:30pm EST Saturday–Sunday.

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