This is a very important recall. I also know that I missed publishing a post Friday. Sorry about that. But, this will grab your attention. It’s very important. I hope that you are not affected by the recall, and my wishes go out to those who are affected by the recall. Michelin, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of tires for cars, trucks, SUVs, and just about anything with wheels.
Today, Michelin announced that they are recalling over 100,000 Latitude Tour, X Radial, and LTX M/S2 tire families in a massive effort to track down just 2500 tires that are at risk of suffering a blowout that could possibly lead to a crash, severe injuries, and possibly death.
Here’s the reason behind the recall: Three different families of Michelin tires could possibly have a small perforation in the sidewall. This small perforation could lead to the loss of pressure while driving. In some cases, it could lead to rapid tire failure, which could result in a crash, injury, damage to the vehicle, or death.
Michelin will contact owners of the tires and certified Michelin dealers by the end of the month. The tires will be affected and replaced, free of charge. Owners of the affected tires can contact Michelin at 855-851-4951.
Somewhere in the neighborhood of 100,000 tires are affected by the recall, but Michelin says that only 2500 of these tires may actually suffer from the sidewall perforation issue. The affected tires (which were manufactured in late 2012-early 2013) are:
Michelin LTX MS/2 in 275/55R/20
Michelin LTX MS/2 in 265/65R/18
Michelin LTX MS/2 in 265/60R/18
Michelin X Radial LT2 in 265/65R/18
Michelin X Radial LT2 in 275/55R/20
Michelin Latitude Tour in 255/60R/19
Michelin Latitude Tour in 255/70R/18
Please cooperate with Michelin, as they are only trying to help you. Remember, if you are concerned, you can always contact Michelin about your concern about the tires.