GREENVILLE, S.C.—Michelin North America Inc. is recalling 632,000-plus Agilis CrossClimate C-Metric tires in the U.S. and Canada because they don't exhibit sufficient snow traction to warrant their being labeled with the industry's 3-peak mountain snowflake marking.
The recall affects 632,488 tires in two 15- and four-16-inch rim diameter sizes: 185/60 R15C;205/65 R15C; 195/75 R16C; 205/75 R16C; 225/75 R16C; and 235/65 R16C.
Since the tires do not provide sufficient snow traction, they fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 139, "New Pneumatic Radial Tires for Light Vehicles," according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The Agilis CrossClimate C-Metric is a tire range designed to fit a handful of commercial vans, often referred to as Euro vans.
The recalled tires have DOT codes marked either with FK, 1FK, B5 or 1B5—the codes for Michelin's Cholet, France, and Olsztyn, Poland, plants—and the date codes 0117 through 1423, indicating they were built over a seven-year period, from January 2017 through the 14th week of 2023.
The recalls covers 542,110 tires in the U.S. and 90,378 tires in Canada.