Michelin North America has announced a safety recall of 1.3 million of its Michelin LTX M/S commercial light truck tires sold primarily in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Almost all (1.2 million) were sold in the United States.
The tires are typically found on such vehicles as commercial light trucks, full-sized heavy-duty vans, small RVs and some large pickup trucks. Michelin said no deaths or injuries have been reported in connection with the recalled tires.
This recall, which has been reported to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), is being issued because an increasing number of tires are experiencing tread loss and/or rapid air loss.
The recalled tires were manufactured between January 2010 and June 2012. The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) said the range and product identifiers for the affected tires are: Michelin LTX M/S LT 225/75R16 115/112R LRE, B3JH AKEX, 0210 – 2512.
The tires were fitted as original equipment on some new vehicles and were also sold as new replacement tires. Michelin stopped producing the tire in June 2012 as part of the company’s normal process of refreshing its product lines.
Michelin said it regrets the inconvenience to its customers and dealers. Owners of the affected tires should visit an authorized Michelin retail location as soon as possible to have the tires replaced at no charge.
For more information, visit www.michelinman.com/safetyrecall.