CONSUMER UPDATE: Michelin issues update on July 2013 voluntary safety recall for some of its light truck replacement tires.
Michelin has professionally screened all of the previously recalled tires in its inventory including all tires returned from its dealers’ inventory. These have never been mounted. All inspected tires that have proven to be free from defect, have been clearly marked with a green dot as seen in the photograph below. These tires have begun to be reintroduced into the Michelin distribution network.
These tires, which are within the DOT identifier and production periods listed above, have been 100% inspected and are certified to be free from defect. To signify their inspection, the tires have been marked with a green dot at the end of the DOT number.
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Michelin issues voluntary safety recall for some of its light truck replacement tires.
Michelin is voluntarily recalling certain sizes of its MICHELIN® LTX® M/S 2, MICHELIN® X® Radial LT2 and MICHELIN® LatitudeTM Tour tires. These tires are typically found on light trucks and SUVs.
- The tires were produced between September 2012 and early June 2013.
- Sizes are as follows:
MICHELIN® LTXTM M/S 2: P275/55R20 111T RBL, P265/65R18 112T and P265/60R18 109T ORWL
MICHELIN® XTM Radial LT2: P265/65R18 112T and P275/55R20 111T
MICHELIN® LatitudeTM 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. To locate a Michelin dealer, click on the link below.
If you have questions or concerns after visiting your Michelin dealer, please contact Michelin Consumer Care at 1 855 851-4951. Available Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (EST).
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To review the letter Michelin is sending to registered owners of this tire, click on the PDF below.
To find out if a tire is affected by the recall
1. Determine if it is one of the following products:
DOT Production Periods
MICHELIN® LTXTM M/S2 P275/55R20 111T RBL
3812 to 2113
MICHELIN® LTXTM M/S2 P265/65R18 112T
0513 to 2113
MICHELIN® LTXTM M/S2 P265/60R18 109T ORWL
1513 to 2113
X Radial LT2
MICHELIN® XTM Radial LT2 P265/65R18 112T
0513 to 2113
X Radial LT2
MICHELIN® XTM Radial LT2 P275/55R20 111T
0513 to 2113
MICHELIN® LatitudeTM Tour P255/60R19 108
1913 to 2113
MICHELIN® LatitudeTM Tour P255/70R18 112T
1313 to 2113
If it is not one of these products, the tire is not part of the recall. Within these tire lines, only 18”, 19” and 20” (rim diameter) tires are affected by the recall.
If it is one of these products, check the DOT information to determine if the tire is affected by the recall as follows.
2. The following illustration will show you how to read your tire's DOT markings. The DOT markings can be found on the sidewall just above the wheel image.
If you have any questions concerning the tire’s DOT information, please contact Michelin Consumer Care at 1 800 231–5893 FREE1–800–231–5893. Available Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (EST); Saturday and Sunday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (EST).
For your reference, below is an example of a standard DOT code.
DOT : Department of Transportation Safety Code
B9 : Tire's manufacturer and plant code
YR : Denotes tire size
UJNX : Optional characters that identify brand and other significant characteristics of the tire
50 : Denotes week the tire was produced
08 : Denotes year the tire was manufactured