Concerns of Tire Defects Lead to Massive Michelin Tire Recall
About 1.3 million tires have been recently recalled by tire maker Michelin as a result of findings that defects with these tires could increase the possibility of tread separation and air leakage from tires. Such tire defects can, in turn, have a cascading risk of danger, as they can increase the possibility of tire blowouts and, ultimately, serious car accidents.
Important Tire Recall Info For Vehicle Owners
The specific tires involved in this national Michelin tire recall are the LTX M/S tires, which:
- Have been used as the stock tires for a number of different models of Ford vehicles
- Have been used as replacement tires for various types of larger vehicles, including (but not limited to):
- Large-capacity vans
- Lightweight commercial trucks
- Pickup trucks
- Lightweight RVs (and other smaller recreational vehicles).
While this Michelin tire recall was officially announced by the company on December 15, 2013, the manufacturer’s representatives started reaching out to vehicle owners as of yesterday to inform them of the tire recall. Vehicle owners can expect phone calls, emails and/or letters from Michelin with more information about the recall.
It’s important to point out that, according to Michelin officials, the tire defects that reportedly triggered this recall have been reported to have been involved in any traffic accident injuries or deaths to date.
The Next Steps for Vehicle Owners…
If you have the recalled LTX M/S tires on one or more of your cars, Michelin advises that you take your vehicle to a local auto repair shop to get these tires replaced at no cost to you. For a list of appropriate facilities in your area, call Michelin at 800-231-5890.
Los Angeles Motor Vehicle Accident Lawyers
If you have been injured in any type of motor vehicle accident that may have been caused by a tire defect (or any type of vehicle equipment malfunction), you need an attorney who understands personal injury law and knows what steps to take on your behalf. At Binder and Associates, our Los Angeles motor vehicle accident attorneys have been committed to aggressively defending victims’ rights and helping people like you in the Los Angeles, California area since 1973. Our thorough knowledge of the law and our fierce litigating skills allow us to consistently help accident victims secure the maximum possible compensation for their injuries and losses.
At Binder and Associates, we take pride in providing individual service and attention to each our clients, and we are selective in the number of cases we take. This allows us to focus on the issue at hand, attack each case with vigor and provide the highest quality legal work possible. It also allows us to keep each of our clients informed about the status of their cases at all times so that they never feel that they are being left in the dark when it comes to their the important legal matters.
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