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Old 05-02-2014, 08:25 AM   #51
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The date and plant codes are on the inside (between the tires) of the rears. Your can see them if you look carefully. Don't forget that if you already closed the deal on the unit most states have a 3 day rule for large purchases where you can cancel the deal and get all your money back if you want to walk away.
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Old 05-03-2014, 04:13 PM   #52
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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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Old 05-09-2014, 12:21 AM   #53
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Thanks for the responses. My local tire store checked the numbers with Michelin and they all qualify. The bad news is they are 3-8 weeks back ordered and I have a trip coming up.
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Old 05-09-2014, 07:39 AM   #54
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Fozzy, I am dealing with the same issue you have on my 3170DS. The front tires have a date code within the range and the lettering on the tire exactly matches the font style in my michelin recall notice. But the 4 rear tires look different with the 002603 number following the plant code, plus these numbers are smaller on the rears. They don't show a date code like the front tires.

Yep, dealing with the back order too. Not sure if they will replace all 6 tires yet. We are leaving on a cross-country trip in 8 weeks, so I am running out of time. I will update this thread with more info when the tire dealer determines what they will replace.
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Old 05-09-2014, 09:19 AM   #55
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If you are having problems finding the complete DOT code please review posts on this forum or try these sites
Barry's Tire Tech
or HERE.


The serial is the series of numbers and letters that follow the "DOT". Competent tire manufacturers have this in letters at least 1/4" high on both sides of tires made in the past 10 years or so. The only exception is the last four numbers (date code) is only on one side. Now it is only a 50% chance that the date code ends up on the inside but it seems that unlike some car companies, people doing tire mounting for RVs seem to prefer hiding the full serial to the inside.

Second item. Tire retailers and those selling new RVs should be completing the forms to "register" the owner of the tires with the DOT serial. This would result in you receiving an automatic notification whenever there is a tire recall. If you have tires that are covered by a recall but didn't receive a notice in the mail then whoever sold you the tires failed to register your ownership. To me that indicates they are not really interested in servicing their customer needs but just interested in selling round black things.

You can check HERE if you want to register your tires.
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Old 05-09-2014, 09:21 AM   #56
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Fozzy, I am dealing with the same issue you have on my 3170DS. The front tires have a date code within the range and the lettering on the tire exactly matches the font style in my michelin recall notice. But the 4 rear tires look different with the 002603 number following the plant code, plus these numbers are smaller on the rears. They don't show a date code like the front tires.

Yep, dealing with the back order too. Not sure if they will replace all 6 tires yet. We are leaving on a cross-country trip in 8 weeks, so I am running out of time. I will update this thread with more info when the tire dealer determines what they will replace.
Your outer tire on the rear is facing inside out so you can't read the tire date without taking them off. Chances are if your front match the date codes, your back tires will also match.
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Old 05-09-2014, 05:50 PM   #57
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I used my iPhones camera to reach into the center and took a crappy pic but I could read it was the same number as the fronts.

I bought mine used so it may be registered to someone else. The tire shop took my info so I hope they will honor it.
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Old 05-09-2014, 07:53 PM   #58
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We have a 3170 that had the recalled Michelin tires. We were sent a notification three or so months ago but forgot about it. We recently became concerned as a trip was coming up and called the closest Michelin dealer and he said it would be an eight week delay. They put our name on the waiting list. Called two or three other dealers and found one that had the tires in stock. The dealer did not need any paperwork, only the tires. If you have recalled tires, they will be replaced. Michelin doesn't care if you're the first or the 18th owner. It only want those tires off the road.
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Old 05-13-2014, 08:43 PM   #59
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We are in Canada. I read about the recall on another forum and DH checked ours just in case. They were in fact the recalled tires. We had bought second hand so never got a recall notice. It took KAL Tire about 2 weeks to get the tires in after they verified the serial numbers. Had them installed and balanced totally free today. Feeling like we won the lottery!
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Old 05-14-2014, 10:48 AM   #60
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I got my notest in the mail like Sept last year,, I called a Ford dealer close to where I keep my Coach at my Daughters house and set up a date to get the tires swapped.. They had 7 brand new Micheline's waiting for me and all it cost me was the time to drop it off and then to pick it up..
They only ended up changing the 6 as the spare was a General brand..
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