Michelin North America, Inc., has recalled 32 tires of MICHELIN® CrossClimate® + size 225/60R17 103V XL that were sold in the U.S. market beginning in January 2019. These tires are primarily found on passenger cars, CUVs and small SUVs. The tires will show sidewall date code 4618 with optional code 03CX. The recall takes effect immediately.
The tires subject to the market action do not bear the required sidewall markings. They are missing the letters “DOT” and the UTQG sidewall markings required by the U.S. Department of Transportation for treadwear, traction and temperature gradings. The missing sidewall information resulted from an internal logistics error that allowed an incorrect shipment from Europe into the United States.
Michelin already has recovered 20 of the subject tires. No accidents or injuries have been reported to the Company as a consequence of the marking error.
Dealers or customers in the United States can find more information about this action available https://www.MichelinMan.com/SafetyRecallJan2020.html, or by calling Michelin Consumer Care at 866.324.2835. Dealers or others who may have purchased these tires are eligible to receive replacement tires at no additional charge through authorized Michelin service providers.
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.