Michelin announced a recall involving 1.3 million tires that may have issues with the tread coming apart. About 1.2 million of those tires were sold in the U.S. and some were used as original equipment on model year 2010 to 2013 Ford E-Series vans.
The recall focuses on Michelin LTX M/S tires
(size LT225/75R16 115/112R LRE) that were produced from January 10, 2010
to June 23, 2013 at the company’s Canadian plant in Bridgewater, Nova
Scotia. Michelin submitted a report to the National Highway Traffic
Safety Administration stating that the affected tires exhibited signs of
“tread/belt endurance issues” resulting in “ride vibrations, irregular
wear, tread loss, or rapid air loss.”
So far, Michelin says fewer than 200 tires have
exhibited issues and none have resulted in injuries, though 20 consumers
claim that the faulty tires caused damage to their vehicles and are
seeking reimbursement from the tire-maker.
Michelin will start notifying customers and dealers next month and will
replace the tires free of charge. The tires are used on commercial light
trucks, full-sized heavy duty vans, small RVs, and large pickup trucks.
Thanks to: Motor Trend