Michelin is recalling 77,000 tires because of bad tire casing. It is being reported that the casing “may experience a loss of integrity” and could have rapid air loss. Rapid air loss in tires while a car is moving is likely to result in a crash.
NHTSA Campaign ID Number: 12T009
Synopsis: Michelin North America, Inc. (Michelin) is recalling certain Michelin XZU3 LRJ, size 305/85R22.5, and Michelin XZU2 LRJ, size 12R22.5, tires produced between October 23, 2005, and September 3, 2011; and Michelin XM505 LRJ, size 305/85R22.5, tires produced between April 18, 2010, and May 8, 2010, and January 23, 2011, and February 12, 2011. These tires have a casing that may experience a loss of integrity and, in some cases, have rapid air loss. Rapid air loss of the tire while the vehicle is in use, could result in a vehicle crash. Michelin will provide information to customers on how to obtain replacement tires. The safety recall is expected to begin on or about April 30, 2012.
For more information for this particular recall, please go to 12T009.