Michelin Recalls 46,000 Tyres
At the end of September Michelin Tire North America announced that it has recalled 46,000 passenger car and light trucks. Now the company is extending that recall to include the other markets that the tyres were supplied to. The recall was made after internal quality controls found that the tread and belts of 3,500 tyres could become separated. The tyres in question were all produced between 11 and 24 April in the company’s Fort Wayne plant. So far the only reported problems with tyres have been vibrations and noises. No flat tyres or accidents have been recorded.
The company decided to recall about 46,000 tyres in order to make finding the 3500 missing tyres easier. The recall refers to the company’s own brand BFGoodrich (P245/75R16 Land Terrain, 33×12.50R15, LT235/70R16 and LT235/75R15 All-Terrain) and Uniroyal (P245/75R16, P255/70R16, P265/75R16 and P265/75R15 Laredo) as well as four private brands Liberator (P255/70R16 A/T), Medalist (P255/70R16 Trail A/P and P255/70R16 Sport King A/T Steel Radial), Phantom (P255/70R16 AP) and American Prospector (P255/70R16 AP). The recall only refers to tyres, which begin with the marking DOT BF and end with either 1504 or 1604.
Since a number of these tyres were also exported to Europe, the company has informed the authorities in the appropriate countries that they are also included into the recall. Three tyre sizes will be exchanged free of charge: BFGoodrich tyres of the type All-Terrain in the sizes 33×12.50 R15 108 R, LT235/70 R16 104 S and LT 235/75 R15 104 S.