LAVAL, QC— Michelin North America recalls approximately 1.3 million of its Michelin LTX M/S commercial light truck tires, sold in both the U.S. and Canada because many are experiencing tread loss or rapid air loss.
The tires are typically found on vehicles such as commercial light trucks, full-sized heavy-duty vans, small RVs and some large pickup trucks. Most of the tires were sold in the U.S with less than 100,000 sold in Canada.
Owners of the affected tires are advised to visit an authorized Michelin retail location as soon as possible to have the tires replaced at no charge.
The recalled tires were manufactured between January 2010 and June 2012.
The DOT range and product identifiers for the affected tires are:
Tire description, Michelin LTX M/S LT 225/75R16 115/112R LRE; DOT sequence, B3JH AKEX; DOT production, 0210-2512 (first two digits are week of the year and last two digits are the year).
The tires were fitted as original equipment on some new vehicles and were also sold as new replacement tires. Michelin stopped producing the tire in June 2012 as part of the company’s normal process of refreshing its product lines.