NHTSA Announces Recall of Defective Michelin Tires

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has announced another defective tire recall for the month of April 2012. This latest recall involves 77,775 Michelin tires, which have a casing that my lose integrity and/or have rapid air loss. If this occurs while the vehicle is in use, it may result in a serious injury car accident.

Michelin North America, Inc. is recalling Michelin XZU2 LRJ, size 12R22.5 and Michelin XAU3 LRJ, size 305/85R22.5 tires manufactured between October 23,2005 and September 3, 2011, as well as Michelin XM505 LRJ, size 305/85R22.5 tires manufactured between April 18, 2010 and May 8, 2010 and between January 23, 2011 and February 12, 2011.

This recall is expected to start on or around April 30, 2012. Michelin will provide customers with the necessary information on how to get replacement tires. For additional information about this recall, owners may call the NHTSA Vehicle Safety Hotline at (888) 327-4236 or visit www.safecar.gov.

The proper functioning of a vehicle’s tires is essential to the overall safety of the vehicle. Any defect caused by poor design or substandard manufacturing can create a substantial risk.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a New Jersey auto accident as the result of a defective tire, the knowledgeable New Jersey tire defects attorneys at Blume Forte can help you determine whether you may pursue legal action for your potential claim. For a no-cost consultation, call us at (973) 635-5400.

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