Michelin LTX M/S tireMichelin North America has issued a recall of 1.3 million of its LTX M/S tire, produced from January 2010 to June 2012 at its Nova Scotia plant, size LT225/75R16 115/112R LRE. A "tread/belt endurance" issue lead could to tread separation, tread loss or rapid air loss. Despite the massive number of tires recalled, the number of reported incidents appears to be small, with fewer than 200 US customers reported to have returned tires due to the issue, and Michelin says it has received 20 property damage claims but no reports of injury or death.

Fully 1.2-million of the affected tires were sold in the US, with most of those being installed on larger vehicles, including some 2010-2013 Ford E-Series vans. Other typical fitments include full-size heavy duty vans, light-duty commercial trucks, large pickups and small RVs.

Michelin says it will notify owners by early next month with a letter that explains how to get replacement tires and reimbursement. You'll find the notice from Michelin below, or click to Michelin's recall page to find a tire dealer in your area.
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MICHELIN ISSUES SAFETY RECALL FOR COMMERCIAL LIGHT TRUCK TIRES

Michelin is recalling one version of a specific size of the Michelin LTX M/S tire. These tires are typically found on such vehicles as commercial light trucks, full-sized heavy duty vans, small RVs and some large pickup trucks.

The tires were produced between January 2010 and June 2012.

The tire version and size are: Michelin LTX M/S LT 225/75R16 115/112R LRE

The tires were fitted as original equipment on some new vehicles and were also sold as new replacement tires. Michelin is issuing the recall because a small number of the tires being recalled experienced tread loss and/or rapid air loss.

Michelin recommends removal of these tires as soon as possible. Owners of the affected tires should visit an authorized Michelin retail location as soon as possible to have the tires replaced at no charge.

If you have questions or concerns after visiting your Michelin dealer, please contact Michelin Consumer Care at 1-800-231-5893. Available 8am–8pm EST Monday–Friday; 8:30am–4:30pm EST Saturday–Sunday

To find out if a tire is affected by the recall: Determine if it matches the information below:

Tire Description / DOT Sequence / DOT Production Periods (Inclusive)
Michelin LTX M/S LT 225/75R16 115/112R LRE / B3JH AKEX / 0210 – 2512

If the information on the sidewall of your tires does not match these identifiers, it is not part of the recall.

If you have any questions concerning the tire's DOT information, please contact Michelin Consumer Care at 1–800–231–5893. Available 8am–8pm EST Monday–Friday; 8:30am–4:30pm EST Saturday–Sunday.

DOT sequence begins with B3JH AKEX and ends with a date code (2-digit week and 2-digit year) between 0210 and 2512 inclusive.