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Old 12-25-2013, 10:02 PM   #41
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To my understanding after having my LTX's inspected yesterday, the recall only covers one specific size, that being the 225's, mine are 245's and not covered. We have had a problem with one tire losing tread last summer, Michelin offered to replace the tire for $180.00, I just paid $189.00 for the tire last summer. Calling Tire Care customer service tomorrow, think they need to take a look at the 245's one more time and a good faith gesture?

Yes so far it's only those 225's produced at the B3 code plant which is in Nova Scotia Canada. If your tires have a B3 code you have a better chance than if they were made at another plant.
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Old 12-26-2013, 11:22 AM   #42
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Lordy! The tire place I'm using said they called Michelin and Michelin told them that the date codes have to be the same on all six tires before they can order the tires. That means I have to get under the tires to check the rear dually's (or just lie and say yes they are) or I have to make two trips to the dealer, and the first trip is to check the date code. Lordy! I want this done in ONE trip! I thought I could just DRIVE IN! Didn't know they had to be ORDERED! I guess I'm out in the sticks!

UPDATE: I was unable to read the date code on my rear tires. I have the B3JH AKEX on them, but I don't have 2112 or any number resembling something like that number. Instead, on the rears, there is a long sequence where the 2112 or whatever should be. The dealer thinks on the rears, the 2112 or whatever is on the inside and I'm unable to see them. This means, I gotta make TWO trips. One to read the date code on the tire, and another to get them installed. I'm not happy! I got an appointment on New Year's Eve for trip #1.
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Oh brother...

You should send Michelin a bill for your time and fuel.
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Old 12-26-2013, 01:05 PM   #44
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Well, from word of mouth, I found out about a dealer that is much closer than Bandon. Michelin never told me about this dealer. Since the dealer in Bandon hasn't actually taken an action other than do some research, I'm switching to Precision Tire in Gold Beach. Much closer and they can get me in sooner. They could get me in Friday but I can't on Friday, so will go in on Monday. But, again, I have to make two trips. One to verify the date code and another to get the tires installed (cuz they have to order them).
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Well, from word of mouth, I found out about a dealer that is much closer than Bandon. Michelin never told me about this dealer. Since the dealer in Bandon hasn't actually taken an action other than do some research, I'm switching to Precision Tire in Gold Beach. Much closer and they can get me in sooner. They could get me in Friday but I can't on Friday, so will go in on Monday. But, again, I have to make two trips. One to verify the date code and another to get the tires installed (cuz they have to order them).

Ford seems to install all the tires the same way. Thus the date codes on the fronts are on the outside and easy to read. However the sides of the tires on the rear with the date codes are on the inside and face each other. You may need to remove the outer tire or use a mirror to see them. If your fronts have a 2112 code, it puts them very near the end of the recall period so if the rears are dated a few weeks later they would not be included.
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Old 12-27-2013, 12:13 PM   #46
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Well, the saga continues. I had made an appointment with the "close by" dealer, only to have the Bandon dealer call me and say they had ordered the tires anyway and now they have them, so I don't have to make two trips. So, I had to cancel the "close by" dealer and I'm going to Bandon on January 6. I'm surprised they ordered the tires without verification of the date code, but they said, "don't worry, we'll deal with the date code when you get here." ATV, thanks for the heads up, I'll make sure the dealer doesn't try to mess me on it. I'll ask to see the date code of the rears when they remove it.
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Well, the saga continues. I had made an appointment with the "close by" dealer, only to have the Bandon dealer call me and say they had ordered the tires anyway and now they have them, so I don't have to make two trips. So, I had to cancel the "close by" dealer and I'm going to Bandon on January 6. I'm surprised they ordered the tires without verification of the date code, but they said, "don't worry, we'll deal with the date code when you get here." ATV, thanks for the heads up, I'll make sure the dealer doesn't try to mess me on it. I'll ask to see the date code of the rears when they remove it.
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This tire thing can sure get confusing. Good to know that the manufacturer is standing behind what he makes. Our LTX tires are a different size, but have had a problem with tread coming off on one tire. Michelin wanted me to purchase a new tire for more than what I paid for the tire originally, that sucks. Just waiting for the tire to continually fall apart
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This tire thing can sure get confusing. Good to know that the manufacturer is standing behind what he makes. Our LTX tires are a different size, but have had a problem with tread coming off on one tire. Michelin wanted me to purchase a new tire for more than what I paid for the tire originally, that sucks. Just waiting for the tire to continually fall apart
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Old 12-28-2013, 12:35 PM   #50
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I hope everyone has the same luck I just ran into regarding this recall. We've just returned from our Christmas family trip and had one of the rear tires blow while underway on I-10 in Texas on the first leg of our trip. Right before it popped we suddenly started getting a vibration from the rear, but I was unsure if it was the textured road surface or not. I changed lanes to see if would go away as the fast lane was smooth. 5 secs after changing lanes we heard a very loud and unmistakeable pop (wife and kids recall it as an explosion
). We were all safe and limped to the next exit as the outer tire on the dual took the load.

Used our auto insurance road side assistance (Progessive) and they got the spare put on in the parking lot of our favorite Texas rest stop (Buc'ees). Our plan was to simply replace the blown tire once we reached our destination (South Texas).

We took the RV to a small local ( and by pure chance ) Michelin tire shop. They took one look at our blown tire and said it wasn't a road hazard failure but tread separation. The guy then took a double look at the tires and the size and told us he needed to look something up as he remembered seeing something from Michelin come out just on 12/13 about this tire size. 5 minutes later he was ordering me 6 new tires free of charge! Mine were dated 0410. So, just 2 weeks into production of the range they are recalling.

I was almost 4 years in on these tires, first issue I've ever had with them (zero flats or leaks which is very rare for where I live) and now I've got 6 new tires only 8 weeks old (dated 4413)!

Ps. I didn't pay a dime to the tire shop... But I did give a hefty tip to the tech who did the work on Christmas Eve!
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