Vulnerable Sidewall Leads to Tire Recall from Michelin
A major tire manufacturer is issuing a recall due to a sidewall issue.
The recall from Michelin North America, Inc. is for several lines of tires used primarily for light trucks and recreational vehicles. The affected tires may experience rapid air loss due to a rupture in the sidewall in the bead area. If the tire sidewall ruptures during use resulting in a rapid air loss, it can cause loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.
The affected models are under the BFGoodrich brand name, including the Commercial T/A All-Season, Commercial T/A All-Season 2, and the Rugged Terrain T/A.
For the specific sizes that are being recalled, see the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) press release, campaign number 15T016000.
Michelin will notify owners of the affected tires and dealers will provide similar replacements, free of charge. The recall began on Aug. 24, 2015.
Owners may contact BFGoodrich Consumer Care at (866) 524-2638 for further information.