Last week, Michelin started contacting motorists throughout the U.S. to inform them of the major tire recall that the manufacturer has issued due to worries that its LTX M/S tires were at risk of experiencing tread separation.
This Michelin tire recall was officially announced by the tire manufacturer back in December; however, the company’s representatives waited until January 6 to start calling and sending letters to drivers who may own the recalled tires. Reportedly, experts estimate that this Michelin tire recall will affect between 1.2 million and 1.3 million tires currently in use in the U.S.
Drivers who should be aware of this massive tire recall include those who own:
- Ford vehicles, as the LTX M/S Michelin tires were used as stock tires for many models of Ford vehicles
- Heavy-duty vans
- Light commercial trucks
- Recreations vehicles, particularly lighter RVs
- Pickup trucks.
The above-mentioned vans, trucks and RVs may have had the recalled Michelin tires installed on them as replacement tires, depending on the age of the vehicle.
More Recall Info and What to Do Next…
If you are contacted by Michelin or if you have the recalled tires on one (or more) of your vehicles before you hear from Michelin, here’s what you should do:
- Contact Michelin and/or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for more specific information about where you can get your recalled tires replaced. You can call Michelin representatives at 800-231-5890 and NHTSA officials at 888-327-4236.
- Take your car to a local auto repair shop to get the recalled tires replaced for free as soon as possible.
Contacting the Boulder County Car Accident Lawyers at Cederberg Law
If you or a loved one has been injured in any type of motor vehicle accident that may have been caused by defective tires (or other defective vehicle equipment), contact the Boulder County car accident lawyers at Cederberg Law by calling us at 303-499-0449 or emailing us using the form at the right-hand side of the screen.
Since 2011, our esteemed legal professionals have been successful at securing results and compensation for people who have been seriously injured in car accidents and other types of traffic accidents. Having handled countless cases, our attorneys have a deep understanding of the law, as well as the legal experience you need, and we can fiercely defend your rights in any legal setting. In fact, while we are aggressive litigators in court, we are also skilled negotiators outside of court. This makes our trusted lawyers a formidable force that will not back down until you secure the maximum possible compensation for your injuries, expenses and losses.
At Cederberg Law, you will not be handed off to a paralegal or assistant. You will receive personal attention and professional service from an experienced lawyer who cares about you and who is dedicated to providing you with superior legal services at every stage of your case. In addition to offering free initial consults and contingency fee options, our lawyers make hospital visits to ensure that you have access to the legal support you need – whenever you need it.