Michelin recalls LTX/M/S tires

Tires can experience tread separation.


Michelin North America, Inc. is recalling certain Michelin LTX M/S tires, size LT225/75R16 115/112R LRE, manufactured from Jan. 10, 2010, through June 23, 2012, and supplied for use as original equipment on certain Ford vehicles, and as replacement equipment on various brand commercial light trucks, full-sized heavy duty vans, small RVs and some large pickup trucks, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. These tires could experience tread separation.

Tread separation can lead to rapid air loss, which may result in a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash.

Michelin will notify owners and Michelin dealers will replace the tires free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on Jan. 6, 2014. Owners may call Michelin Consumer Care Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST, or Saturday and Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST at the following numbers: USA: 1-800-231-5893 (language options: English and Spanish)

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

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