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Published on July 12, 2013

MICHELIN ISSUES VOLUNTARY SAFETY RECALL FOR SOME OF ITS LIGHT TRUCK REPLACEMENT TIRES

GREENVILLE, S.C. (July 12, 2013) –  Michelin North America, Inc. today announced a voluntary safety recall of approximately 100,000 tires in order to retrieve an estimated 2,500 tires – about 2.5 percent of the recalled population – that could have partial or full sidewall perforations that could cause them to experience loss of air pressure.

The recall involves certain sizes of the MICHELIN® LTX® M/S2, MICHELIN® X® Radial LT2 and MICHELIN® Latitude® Tour tires sold primarily in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. The tires are typically found on light trucks and SUVs.

No deaths, injuries or accidents have been reported in connection with these recalled tires.

The company said it regrets the inconvenience to its customers and dealers. Owners of the affected tires (listed below) should visit an authorized Michelin retail location as soon as possible to have the tires replaced at no charge.

Michelin said it has identified and fixed the issue that prompted the recall.

The tires being recalled are contained within the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) date ranges that appear on the tire sidewalls. The date range is represented by the four digit number to the far right in the sequence, with the first two digits denoting the week, and the last two digits representing the year.

 

Tire Description

MSPN

DOT Sequence

DOT Production Periods (Inclusive)

MICHELIN LTX M/S2  P275/55R20 111T  RBL 

22093

B99Y56EX

3812 to 2113

MICHELIN LTX M/S2  P265/65R18 112T

02633

B9XP001X

0513 to 2113

MICHELIN LTX M/S2  P265/60R18 109T  ORWL 

11631

B95E788X

1513 to 2113

MICHELIN X Radial LT2  P265/65R18 112T

00834

B9KA003X

0513 to 2113

MICHELIN X Radial LT2  P275/55R20 111T

02319

B99Y001X

0513 to 2113

MICHELIN Latitude Tour  P255/60R19 108S

03835

B9R1W3WX

1913 to 2113

MICHELIN Latitude Tour  P255/70R18 112T

01843

B9YU99CX

1313 to 2113

For additional information on this recall, visit Michelin at:

      USA: www.michelinman.com/voluntarysafetyrecall

      Canada (ENG): www.michelin.ca/voluntarysafetyrecall

      Canada (FR): www.fr.michelin.ca/rappelvolontaire

      Mexico: www.michelin.com.mx/llamadoarevisionpreventivo

 

or call Consumer Care, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. EST Monday – Friday at:

       USA: 855-851-4951 (language options: English and Spanish)

      Canada: 866-424-2638 (language options: English and French)

      Mexico: 01-800-062-0868 (language options: Spanish and English)

About Michelin

Dedicated to the improvement of sustainable mobility, Michelin designs, manufactures and sells tires for every type of vehicle, including airplanes, automobiles, bicycles, earthmovers, farm equipment, heavy-duty trucks and motorcycles. The company also publishes travel guides, hotel and restaurant guides, maps and road atlases. Headquartered in Greenville, S.C., Michelin North America (www.michelinman.com) employs more than 22,000 and operates 19 major manufacturing plants in 16 locations in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.