Michelin Recalls Tires. Are Yours Included?
Tire-maker Michelin says it is recalling about 1.2 million tires sold in the U.S. because an increasing number are experiencing tread loss or rapid air loss. The tires are commonly used for pickup trucks, heavy-duty vans, small RVs and commercial light trucks. The company says no deaths or injuries have been reported because of the tires. The tires, known as Michelin LTX M/S tires, were manufactured between January 2010 and June 2012. They were sold as original equipment on some vehicles and as new replacement tires. The company says that fewer than 200 of the tires have been returned by customers. Owners can have them replaced at Michelin stores for no charge.
Sizes are as follows:
- MICHELIN LTX M/S 2: P275/55R20 111T RBL, P265/65R18 112T and P265/60R18 109T ORWL
- MICHELIN X Radial LT2: P265/65R18 112T and P275/55R20 111T
- MICHELIN Latitude Tour: P255/60R19 108S and P255/70R18 112T
Michelin is recalling approximately 100,000 tires in order to retrieve an estimated 2,500 tires (about 2.5% of the recalled population). Affected tires could have partial or full sidewall perforations that could cause them to experience loss of air pressure. Michelin recommends removal of these tires as soon as possible. To reduce any inconvenience for consumers, Michelin will replace any tires from the list below on their vehicles even if they are not part of the 2,500 known affected tires. The removed tires will be replaced with a similar product free of charge.To return and replace these tires at no cost, please visit your Michelin dealer for assistance. If you have questions or concerns after visiting your Michelin dealer, please contact Michelin Consumer Care at 1-855-851-4951. Available 8am – 8pm ET (Mon – Fri).