About 1.2 million tires have recently been recalled by Michelin due to potential problems that can increase the risk of tread separation, air leakage and ultimately tire blowouts. The specific tires involved in this recall:
- Are the LTX M/S tires
- Have been installed as the stock tires on a number of models of Ford vehicles
- Have been used as replacement tires on various types of vehicles, including (but not limited to) heavy-duty vans, RVs and other recreational vehicles, light-weight commercial trucks and some models of pickup trucks.
In the announcement for this massive tire recall, Michelin officials were quick to point out that no accidents, injuries or deaths have yet been reportedly associated with the tire defects that triggered this recall and that the recall has been more of a preemptive strike to get potentially dangerous tires off of the road before they cause any serious motor vehicle accidents.
The Next Steps…
Starting on January 6, 2014, customer service representatives at Michelin will be trying to contact vehicle owners who may have these recalled tires on their vehicles to inform them of the recall. While these representatives will reportedly be sending out letters in the mail, they will also try to contact vehicle owners by phone and email (depending on the contact information they have for the vehicle owner).
In these communications, Michelin will inform vehicle owners that:
- They can have the recalled LTX M/S tires replaced for free at certain auto repair shops (a list of which will be provided to vehicle owners).
- They can obtain more information about this recall and their options by contacting either Michelin (by calling 800-231-5890) or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (by calling 888-327-4236).
St. Louis Motor Vehicle Accident Lawyers
If you or a loved one has been injured in any type of motor vehicle accident that may have been caused by a defective or recalled tire, contact the St. Louis motor vehicle accident lawyers at Brown & Brown Attorneys at Law. We have a long-standing commitment to serving our clients, and we are experienced at aggressively defending our clients’ rights in any legal setting. Our goal is to preserve and promote the rights and welfare of individuals and families who have suffered injuries and losses and/or who need help navigating through the complexities of the court system.
Since 1993, our lawyers have been successfully representing our clients in various areas of personal injury litigation, including motor vehicle accident lawsuits. Our unwavering dedication to the pursuit of justice in every case we handle means that we will work relentlessly to help our clients achieve the best possible outcomes to their cases. One of our primary goals is to help accident victims secure the maximum possible compensation for their injuries and losses so they can focus on their recovery and moving on with their lives.