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Michelin Recalls 1.3 Million Tires for Increased Risk of Tread Separation

Michelin Recalls 1.3 Million TiresOn December 13, 2013, Michelin issued a voluntary recall of 1.3 million defective tires sold to consumers in the United States, Canada, and Mexico.  The defective tires have an increased risk of tread separation, which can lead to a loss of vehicle control and serious injury or death.  Michelin estimates that 100% of the tires included in the recall are affected by this defect. 

According to Michelin, the tires are equally split between original equipment on Ford vehicles and replacement equipment for heavy duty trucks, vans, SUVs, and recreational vehicles.  According to Ford, approximately 600,000 of these tires were placed on Ford E-series vans.  Michelin will begin notifying consumers who have registered their tires in Mid-January.  Alternatively, consumers can visit www.TireSafetyGroup.com to check their tires today for the recall.

 

The following Michelin tires have been recalled:

Tire Name Tire Description
LTX M/S2 Michelin LTX M/S LT 225/75R16 115/112R LRE

Identifying Recalled Tires

Recalled tires can be identified by the complete DOT number on the tire.  The following DOT number sequences are included in the recall:

DOT Sequence DOT Production Periods
B3JH AKEX 0210 to 2512

Here is an example of the DOT code of a recalled tire:

Michelin Recall - Tire Safety Group
For our guide on how to locate a tire’s DOT code, click here.

 

You can check whether your tire is subject to this recall for free by requesting a free Tire Facts Report on our homepage.  Consumers still in possession of recalled tires should remove the tires as soon as possible.  Michelin is offering to replace any tires from the recalled list with a similar product with no cost to the consumer. To contact a Michelin dealer, visit Michelin.com for more information (“Michelin Issues Voluntary Safety Recall”).

 UPDATED DECEMBER 19, 2013

Citations

Michelin Issues Safety Recall for Commercial Light Truck Tires.  Retrieved December 13, 2013.  http://www.michelinman.com/safety-recall.page

NHTSA, http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/owners/SearchResults?refurl=email&searchType=ID&targetCategory=R&searchCriteria.nhtsa_ids=13T012