WASHINGTON — The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has declared moot a petition from Michelin North America Inc. for a decision of inconsequential noncompliance.
NHTSA declared the petition moot after Michelin agreed to conduct a notification and remedy program for the truck tires in question, the agency said in a May 25 Federal Register notice.
At issue were 247 Michelin X Works XZY tires, size 315/80R22.5 156/150K, that were manufactured between Jan. 1, 2011 and July 31, 2015, according to the notice.
The tires lack the letter marking on the sidewall that designates the tire load range, and also the Department of Transportation certification symbol, NHTSA said.
Michelin told NHTSA that it never intended to sell the tires in the U.S. The tires bear the load capacity markings of the European Tyre and Rim Technical Organization, as well as a full tire identification number and all other markings required by federal law, the tire maker said.
Michelin also told NHTSA that it had corrected its internal error system to prevent similar mistakes in the future, according to the notice.