GREENVILLE, S.C. (Dec. 13, 2013) – Michelin North America, Inc. today announced a safety recall of approximately 1.3 million of its Michelin LTX M/S commercial light truck tires sold primarily in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. About 1.2 million of these tires were sold in the U.S. The tires are typically found on such vehicles as commercial light trucks, full-sized heavy duty vans, small RVs and some large pickup trucks.
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 U.S. customer returns for these conditions are currently 0.015 percent of the total population, or less than 200 tires. No returns for tires with these conditions have been reported outside the U.S.
The recalled tires were manufactured between January 2010 and June 2012. The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) date range that appears on the tire sidewall is represented by four numbers, with the first two digits denoting the week and the last two digits representing the year.
The DOT range and product identifiers for the affected tires are:
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 additional information on this recall, visit Michelin at:
Canada (ENG): www.michelin.ca/safetyrecall
Canada (FR): www.fr.michelin.ca/rappeldesecurite
or call Michelin Consumer Care between the hours of 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. EST Monday – Friday and between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. EST Saturday – Sunday at:
USA: 800-231-5893 (language options: English and Spanish)
Canada: 888-863-7777 (language options: English and French)
Mexico: 01-800-062-0628 (language options: Spanish and English)
About Michelin North America
Michelin, the leading mobility company, is dedicated to enhancing its clients’ mobility, sustainably; designing and distributing the most suitable tires, services and solutions for its clients’ needs; providing digital services, maps and guides to help enrich trips and travels and make them unique experiences; and developing high-technology materials that serve a variety of industries. Headquartered in Greenville, S.C., Michelin North America (www.michelinman.com) has more than 21,400 employees and operates 19 major manufacturing plants.