OPELIKA, Ala. (Feb. 4, 2005) — Michelin North America Inc. will recall about 20,000 BFGoodrich Land Terrain tires in the U.S. and Canada that were produced with molds that did not have treadwear indicators.
Michelin said the recalled tires—size P235/75R15—were produced using two molds provided by a supplier that did not have the indicators, which permit motorists to tell when the tires need to be replaced. The tire maker said the issue does not affect the performance of the tires.
“These tires meet all performance criteria, but the decision was made that we must recall the affected tires because they were produced without the required treadwear indicators,” said Michel Default, quality director for BFGoodrich.
The recalled tires were produced last year in Opelika from Feb. 29 to Aug. 19. They have DOT codes beginning with “DOT AN HL B411” and ending with the last four digits 0904 through 3304. The mold numbers are 40381 and 40382.
Michelin said the issue has been corrected, and consumers who bought the tires will receive new tires free of charge. Consumers may call (877) 788-8899 for more information.