Originally Posted by Fozzy
Ok I looked again. There is no date stamp on the rear. The front have the letters and then the date stamp. After the date stamp it says 002603. On the rears there are the letters and no date stamp. It just says E2 002603. If there is no date stamp does that mean these tires are older than 2000 when the tire date was put into law? I think I got screwed. The spare is some geolander 3111.
It sounds like you are not reading the DOT serial but a different European spec number. ( E2 is European noise spec as I recall)
Find the "DOT" the 12 characters after the "DOT is the serial you want. The first 2 characters are the plant code. The last 4 are the date code.
Date code is only on one side of most tires so you may need to crawl under to check rears or possibly dismount the outside dual.
Learn how to "read" a tire HERE
DOT serial date HERE
If your dealer wants to claim the tires are "OK" have him put it in writing. If he refuses I would take that as an indication he doesn't intend to stand behind his word.
Recall info and Michelin contact number HERE
. Contact them if you can't find local dealer or have dealer refusing to replace tires.
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