by: Jim Strickland Updated:ATLANTA —
Michelin North America is recalling more than 1.2 million tires in the U.S. after a rash of complaints that the tires' tread is prone to separate.
The Michelin LTX M/S tires are size 225/75
R16 and designed for use on light trucks, vans and RVs.
The tires were built in Nova Scotia and carry a date code between 0210 and 2512, meaning they were built between the
second week of 2010 and the 25th week of 2012. They bear the code B3JHAKEX.
Consumer investigator Jim Strickland has learned about half the tires went right to Ford for installation on E series commercial vans.
Michelin expects to begin sending out mailers about the recall early next year.
A representative from Michelin sent Strickland a statement saying, "Michelin made a broad announcement to avoid de-emphasizing regions or vehicles where the tires may be present. The press release is one piece of communication that intends to alert as many people as possible to the tire recall and encourage them to examine the DOT codes and sidewall information on their tires. We are also contacting tire owners directly and working closely with Ford to contact owners of the vehicles that could possibly have this tire."
You can read more about the recall here.