Michelin has recalled about 841,000 BFGoodrich and Uniroyal tires produced at plants in Tuscaloosa and in Woodburn, Ind. The company said about 143, or 0.017%, of the recalled BFGoodrich and Uniroyal tires made between April 2010 and July 2012 and sold in the U.S., Canada and Mexico experienced tread loss and/or air loss caused by tread belt separation. “This condition may increase the risk of a vehicle crash,” Michelin said in a news release.
Michelin said no deaths or injuries have been reported in connection with the tires being recalled. The recall, which affects about 799,900 tires in the U.S., is for two sizes of both BFGoodrich Commercial T/A A/S and Uniroyal Laredo HD/H tires. The tires, sold only as replacements, are typically found on commercial light trucks and full-sized heavy duty vans and are no longer being produced, according to the company.
Dealers and tire owners are being notified about the recall. Owners will be able to take their vehicles to authorized dealers where the tires will be replaced at no cost. Owners can identify tires on their vehicles by finding the U.S. Department of Transportation codes on the tires’ sidewalls.
For more information on the recall, visit BFGoodrich’s voluntary safety recall page, visit Uniroyal’s voluntary safety recall page or call 1-800-637-5527 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET Monday-Friday and between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Saturday.
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