GREENVILLE, S.C.—Michelin North America Inc. has voluntarily recalled an estimated 100,000 tires, some of which the company said could have partial or full sidewall perforations that could cause them to lose air pressure.
Michelin said about 2,500 tires, about 2.5 percent of tires recalled, could have the perforations.
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 typically are found on light trucks and SUVs.
Michelin said that no deaths, injuries or accidents have been reported in connection with these recalled tires. Owners of the affected tires should visit an authorized Michelin retail location as soon as possible to have the tires replaced at no charge.
According to Michelin, it has 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 tires are:
Line Size—DOT ID code—Mfg. dates
LTX M/S2—P275/55R20 111T— B99Y56EX—3812 to 2113
LTX M/S2—P265/65R18 112T— B9XP001X— 0513 to 2113
LTX M/S2—P265/60R18 109T— B95E788X— 1513 to 2113
X Radial LT2—P265/65R18 112T—B9KA003X—0513 to 2113
X Radial LT2—P275/55R20 111T—B99Y001X—0513 to 2113
Latitude Tour—P255/60R19 108S—B9R1W3WX—1913 to 2113
Latitude Tour—P255/70R18 112T—B9YU99CX—1313 to 2113
For additional information on this recall, Michelin has set up four websites:
• Canada (English): www.michelin.ca/voluntarysafetyrecall
• Canada (Francais): www.fr.michelin.ca/rappelvolontaire
Motorists can call Michelin Consumer Care, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. EDT Monday–Friday at: U.S., 855-851-4951 (English and Spanish); Canada, 866-424-2638 (English and French); Mexico, 01-800-062-0868 (Spanish and English).