Recall Alert: Michelin Light Truck Tires

Michelin LTX tire II
 

By Matt Schmitz

Tires Affected: About 1.2 million Michelin LTX M/S tires, size LT225/75R16 115/112R LRE manufactured between Jan. 10, 2010, and June 23, 2012. The tires were supplied for use as original equipment on certain Ford vehicles and as replacement equipment on various-brand commercial trucks, full-size vans, small RVs, and some full-size pickup trucks.

The Problem: The tire tread could separate, leading to rapid air loss, which may result in loss of vehicle control and increase the risk of a crash.

The Fix: Michelin will begin notifying owners on Jan. 6, and Michelin dealers will replace the tires for free.

What Owners Should Do: Owners can call Michelin Consumer Care from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time) Monday through Friday or 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturdays at 800-231-5893, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at 888-327-4236 or go to www.safercar.gov for more info.

 

Comments

LOL, even shows a Ford Exploder wheel in the photo.

We had a hire car a few weeks ago where the tread delaminated from the case.

It caused considerable damage to the front mudguard.

I would suspect the front tyres will be more susceptible to delamination prior to the rear tyres.

We had a tyre delamination issue with our aircraft many years ago. The front tyres failed. What accelerated this problem was the side wall flex when turning and also incorrect tyre pressure.

This is one issue that I would look at immediately.

Safety first.

Michelin recall....lol....perfect tire for the ram...match made in heaven!

I wish it was the MS/2, I wouldn't mind getting my tires replaced for free. That said the Michelin MS/2 has been the best tire I've ever owned for both wear and traction.

I have to admit, I troll sometimes just for fun,
but most of the comments in here are beyond any trolling. It's not fun anymore it's diagnose and you should be hospitalized immediately.
This news is another nail to the Ford coffin.

It is good to see recalls being posted about any product related to pickup trucks and vans.
Their X-Ice line of tires are excellent winter tires.

I really love shopping for tires, its like a kid in a candy store for me. I love the smell, love to touch new tires, feel how strong the sidewall is. I have a new 2013 F-150 that doesn't need tires but I wish or I can't wait till those stock tires wear out so I can buy new tires,, I can't do it! I am tempted, but can't buy new tires until the old tires wear out! My favorate brand is Cooper Tires, in my opinion Cooper Tires are the best.

@expedition and the real Mike
The biggest difference between the Taco and Hilux is the frame on the Hilux if fully boxed.

I do think the next Taco will be fully boxed as it will probably be a Hilux based truck.

Also, fully boxed frames are lighter. A 'C' section requires a much more rigid single side wall.

I think the Great Wall pickup is similar to the Surf/Taco frame, since it is based on the Surf.

and upper and lower chords must be thicker to prevent deformation when under load.

This is what happens anytime you buy a product from the French. The French can't do anything right.

I wouldn't touch a Michelin/BFG tire with a 10 foot pole. Over priced and over rated.

Cooper for the win.

WXman, I swear by Michelin tires they do have some of the best ratings and reviews over at tirerack from real people. Don't cheap out on tires, you get what you pay for.

@WXman - and the Italians are better than the French?

I wouldn't buy anything but Michelin. The Goodyears that came on my truck as OE sucked! Couldn't even get 35,000 miles out of them.



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