Michelin recalling 100,000 tires used on light trucks, SUVs after store found holes

WASHINGTON - Michelin is voluntarily recalling 100,000 tires after a retailer discovered that some had holes and quickly deflated.

The recall affects certain sizes of Michelin's LTX M/S 2, X Radial LT2 and Latitude Tour tires. The tires are typically used on light trucks and SUVs.

The puncture, in the sidewall, was caused by machines used to handle the finished tires. The tires were made in Michelin's Lexington, S.C. plant.

There have been no reports of damage, death or injury. Michelin says about 2,500 of the recalled tires may have the defect.

The tires were produced between September 2012 and early June 2013.
   

Sizes are as follows:

-MICHELIN LTX M/S 2: P275/55R20 111T RBL, P265/65R18 112T and P265/60R18 109T ORWL

-MICHELIN X Radial LT2: P265/65R18 112T and P275/55R20 111T

-MICHELIN Latitude Tour: P255/60R19 108S and P255/70R18 112T

To return and replace these tires at no cost,  visit a Michelin dealer.

Customers who may have purchased the tires will be notified by mail beginning next week.

Customers who have already replaced the tires may be reimbursed.

Owners can contact Michelin at 1-855-851-4951 or www.michelinman.com/voluntarysafetyrecall.

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