Michelin North America Recalls Tires

Michelin North America Inc. is recalling about 841,000 BFGoodrich Commercial T/A A/S and Uniroyal Laredo HD/H commercial light truck tires in the U.S., Canada and Mexico due to tread separation concerns.

A large portion of the tires were mainly sold in the U.S. These tires are commonly used on commercial light trucks and full-sized heavy-duty vans.

Each model has two tire sizes that have been affected. The recalled tires were manufactured at the firm’s Fort Wayne, Ind., plant starting in 2010. The customer return rate for all four sizes for tread and/or air loss was 0.17 percent before the recall.

The tread separation issue was discovered by Michelin through its quality system, but they still have not identified any overriding cause for the tread separations.

Redesigned tires are now being made and have been proven to have a significant improvement in safety and performance. The recalled tires will be replaced free of charge through customers’ BFGoodrich or Uniroyal dealer.

The company has placed an announcement on its website, and they will be mailing notices to tire owners no later than the week of August 6.

No deaths or injuries have been reported due to the tire issue.

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