Michelin Winter Tyre Recall Update
Michelin North America’s recall of 597 Michelin Pilot Alpin PA2 ZP winter tyres in size 225/50 R17 94H sold in the U.S. came because of a sidewall labeling issue. The mis-labeling was because the letters “DOT” are missing from both sidewalls of the affected tyres. The recall only applies to tyres containing DOT TIN identification code “6U0A 5JEX” and DOT TIN date codes between 3806 and 2308 inclusive.
“These tyres meet all performance criteria, but we must recall the affected tyres because they were produced without the required letters ‘DOT’ on the sidewall of the tyre.” said Francois Jacquin, passenger and light truck replacement tyre quality director for Michelin North America. “The issue has been corrected and consumers who purchased the affected tyres will receive new tyres that have the required ‘DOT’ letters free of charge.” (Tire Review/Akron)