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Title: MICHELIN TIRE RECALL
Post by: Sparky on December 15, 2013, 11:10:44 am
Just saw this on the news  double check your tires

Michelin said the LTX M/S tires in a 225/75/16 size were designed for “commercial light trucks, full-sized heavy duty vans, small recreational vehicles and some large pickup trucks.”

Ford used the tires as original equipment on the 2010 through 2013 models of its E-Series vans, a Ford spokeswoman, 2010 to 2013.

They are being recalled and replaced..

sparky
2008 PC 2350   (boogers too old haha) but will double check to make sure


Title: Re: MICHELIN TIRE RECALL
Post by: bobander on December 15, 2013, 11:16:16 am
Here is the link

http://www.michelinman.com/safety-recall.page


Title: Re: MICHELIN TIRE RECALL
Post by: Shipper on December 15, 2013, 12:49:55 pm
Thanks for the notice! looks like I'm in it-just wish I had more miles on them.  ;)


Title: Re: MICHELIN TIRE RECALL
Post by: TomHanlon on December 15, 2013, 12:59:35 pm
Looks like it got me also. I will be calling my tire dealer tomorrow and see what they have to say.

Two helpfully for the  info and the link.


Title: Re: MICHELIN TIRE RECALL
Post by: gradygal on December 15, 2013, 01:52:31 pm
Us too! We'll check with the Michilin Dealer on Monday.

Thanks. I wonder if that will include installation and balancing.

George


Title: Re: MICHELIN TIRE RECALL
Post by: Paul/Marilyn on December 15, 2013, 05:43:33 pm
Thanks. We'll check ours!  :-D
Marilyn & Paul


Title: Re: MICHELIN TIRE RECALL
Post by: Denny & Barb on December 15, 2013, 07:26:34 pm
Thanks. Will check mine. ❕❕❕❕


Title: Re: MICHELIN TIRE RECALL
Post by: Barry-Sue on December 16, 2013, 09:50:49 am
I was looking around on the internet trying to find out how much this "no charge" tire replacement was going  cost and found this reference.  It looks as if you only have 60 days from the time you are notified of the recall to get the tires replaced.  It also looks like notification must be in writing but I'm not sure that if you call Michelin with a question and give your name and address if it constitutes notification.  For those that are traveling this winter the sixty days may expire before they return home.  I am not a lawyer so do not know all the ramifications of this code but thought I'd post it just in case. 

Also, remember to include your spare tire in this recall. 

USC § 30120 - REMEDIES FOR DEFECTS AND NONCOMPLIANCE

b) Tire Remedies.—
(1)A manufacturer of a tire, including an original equipment tire, shall remedy a defective or noncomplying tire if the owner or purchaser presents the tire for remedy not later than 60 days after the later of—
(A)the day the owner or purchaser receives notification under section 30119 of this title; or
(B)if the manufacturer decides to replace the tire, the day the owner or purchaser receives notification that a replacement is available.
(2)If the manufacturer decides to replace the tire and the replacement is not available during the 60-day period, the owner or purchaser must present the tire for remedy during a subsequent 60-day period that begins only after the owner or purchaser receives notification that a replacement will be available during the subsequent period. If tires are available during the subsequent period, only a tire presented for remedy during that period must be remedied.

Here is a link to the full text:
http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/49/30120


Barry


Title: Re: MICHELIN TIRE RECALL
Post by: bowtorc on December 16, 2013, 10:21:30 am
 tymote

THANKS, SPARKY, DB IS ON THE WAY TO TIRE SHOP AS I WRITE THIS!  seems he checked and we have "bad tires". GREAT INFO.  THANKS AGAIN DEB


Title: Re: MICHELIN TIRE RECALL
Post by: Sparky on December 16, 2013, 10:34:42 am
Going back to our MANY (haha) previous discussions re new tires,,,, to rotate not rotate,,, I do know that when I get new tires probably this coming fall,,, I will get the tires aligned... something else to check out,,, BTW, you guys that are included let us know how it went
thanks
sparky


Title: Re: MICHELIN TIRE RECALL
Post by: 2 Frazzled on December 16, 2013, 10:50:06 am
Don't know how we dodged it since Tom's 2012 and several others' 2013's have the bad tires and we bought between those but we did dodge it. The four tires we can see say B3JH 009X. We still have to check the inner dualies but it is likely they are the same as the others. Thanks for the heads up Sparky!


Title: Re: MICHELIN TIRE RECALL
Post by: gradygal on December 16, 2013, 11:28:27 am
Just got back from our Michelin Man and they did not have a clue about any recall (Tire Kingdom). Checked all our tires, including the spare, and they were all on the recall. They have ordered replacements.

The Manager has no clue what other charges we might incur.

Seven tires=lotsa $.

Again, thanks Sparky!!!!!!

George


Title: Re: MICHELIN TIRE RECALL
Post by: bobander on December 16, 2013, 12:14:27 pm
More info:

http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20131213/NEWS/131219944/michelin-recalls-1-3-million-lt-tires-for-tread-air-loss


Title: Re: MICHELIN TIRE RECALL
Post by: ragoodsp on December 16, 2013, 12:48:14 pm
2Frazzeled....That 009X does not look right at all...should be four digit and should only be no more than one (1) zero since the first two digits represent the week of production and the second two are the last two digits of the year.  0-52 for weeks and obviously 10-12 for the years.   I would be very surprised if yours were not part of the recall since the DOT sequence number is the same as the recalled units.  Michelin is a superb company and do not have any doubt that this will not cost us a cent at  the end of the day.   Thanks


Title: Re: MICHELIN TIRE RECALL
Post by: Bruce on December 16, 2013, 01:44:24 pm
The four tires that I can see on our 2014 2552 (built on a 2013 E-450 chassis) have B3JH 009X and 1313.  So, they are outside of the recall manufactured dates.
--Bruce


Title: Re: MICHELIN TIRE RECALL
Post by: ragoodsp on December 16, 2013, 02:29:47 pm
Get ready for "somewhat" of a run around!   Called my local Michelin dealer and he said in a recall situation it is the repsonsibility of the selling agent (dealer) to honor the recall order.  If he had sold me the tires he would do the entire recall change over completely free of charge.  Since most of us got the Michelins as OEM it really is Fords responsibility to do the replacement.  In my case I sometimes get a little push back that the coach is to big for the local Ford bays, in that case the local Michelin dealer may be able to help but he/she would have to get permission from Michelin to do the work.  In a recall situation the work that is done is paid for  by the manafacturer but evidently at a rate far under the going retail rate. My Ford dealer said I would have to make and appointment and they would pull the tire codes (will not take my word) and order the tires from Michelin.  This work  will be done at no charge to me.  In each case I had to educate the servcie managers to the recall since they had not heard anythingoffcially from either Ford or Michelin. 


Title: Re: MICHELIN TIRE RECALL
Post by: TomHanlon on December 16, 2013, 03:57:14 pm
I have called my tire dealer, Rice Tire in Frederick, Md. He had not heard of the recall, so he is calling Michelin for more info and replacement tires.

My understanding is the first eight DOT is for the plant and the last four are for week and year made. So it looks like only one plant had the problem.


Title: Re: MICHELIN TIRE RECALL
Post by: Shipper on December 16, 2013, 04:51:17 pm
Get ready for "somewhat" of a run around! In a recall situation the work that is done is paid for  by the manufacturer but evidently at a rate far under the going retail rate. My Ford dealer said I would have to make and appointment and they would pull the tire codes (will not take my word) and order the tires from Michelin.  This work  will be done at no charge to me.  In each case I had to educate the service managers to the recall since they had not heard anything officially from either Ford or Michelin.

My dealer (hadn't been paid for past work) referred me to Sears. I've been to three dealers; one passed and the other two are checking into the recall. It just came out Friday so we probably got the notice before they did. Per Michelin, the dealers will be paid $20 per tire to mount and balance which may work for them. The replacement tires will be LTX M/S 2(new and improved  :-D) LT 225/75R16. Nobody has given me any "warm and fuzzy" feelings-just hope they will do the job without it costing me anything. I've only got 4200 miles on them.


Title: Re: MICHELIN TIRE RECALL
Post by: bowtorc on December 16, 2013, 06:02:08 pm
I just returned from discount tire in  Ocala Fl  and no problem except we almost forgot the spare.  I have never dealt with them but I sure will in the future.


Title: Re: MICHELIN TIRE RECALL
Post by: jampodd on December 16, 2013, 08:00:40 pm
Thanks for the heads up. I need to go to my storage area and check the tires, it's time to start the rig up anyways. May need to use my snow shovel though, we just had 9 inches of snow with 2-3 more expected tomorrow. I really need to just get away but I hate to leave my granddaughter. decisions, decisions...


Title: Re: MICHELIN TIRE RECALL
Post by: Pax on December 16, 2013, 09:36:07 pm
Escaped this one.  Ordered in July, took delivery in November.  Tires say 1313 (week and year).

- Mike


Title: Re: MICHELIN TIRE RECALL
Post by: TomHanlon on December 17, 2013, 09:17:57 am
I just returned from discount tire in  Ocala Fl  and no problem except we almost forgot the spare.  I have never dealt with them but I sure will in the future.

What paper work did you need?
I can not find a warranty card or booklet for Michelin, just what Ford put in about tires. I don't think I ever registered any tires. I have the orignal contract and the bill of sale.


Title: Re: MICHELIN TIRE RECALL
Post by: ragoodsp on December 17, 2013, 01:42:08 pm
Michelin will just require all of the code numbers on the side wall, there was no registering the tires, they know everything there is to know about every tire from the numbers!


Title: Re: MICHELIN TIRE RECALL
Post by: KB9OMH on December 18, 2013, 12:19:36 pm
Thanks for the info, just checked mine and I lucked out, have 009X 3512, so missed out on 2 of 3. You had to say something about the snow, will be taking unit in for oil and filter on Friday, after I dig it out of the 8 inches we got over last weekend and getting another 5 to 8 inches this weekend, hope the weather guesser are wrong this time, leaving Dec. 24 for Indy for Christmas and Mother-In-Laws 94 birthday the 26th. On the 27th heading out to Palm Springs, CA for a 30 day caravan. Looking for good weather from 23 on.

Jim


Title: Re: MICHELIN TIRE RECALL
Post by: skipper on December 18, 2013, 02:11:21 pm
Our 2013 also has OO9X all around.


Title: Re: MICHELIN TIRE RECALL
Post by: ragoodsp on December 18, 2013, 03:02:58 pm
Skipper and KB90MH...you did each luck out...you must have the new LTXMS-2's that all of the rest of us will get ultimately,  I guess! That  explains the 009X code for a new series.  Sounds like you have a great trip planned there Skipper!  Be careful out there.


Title: Re: MICHELIN TIRE RECALL
Post by: Shipper on December 19, 2013, 12:43:16 pm
Just had 6 of mine replaced by TCI commercial tire center in Dothan, AL. Large bays and very professional-only took about an hour (three guys). They put the best balanced in front, but they all balanced with small weights. I had already replaced one tire so I had them put it as the spare. All-in-all one of the easiest recalls ever. No hassle, no paperwork and did it to my schedule.
 (exactly)


Title: Re: MICHELIN TIRE RECALL
Post by: Barry-Sue on December 19, 2013, 02:51:12 pm
Many thanks to Sparky and bobander for the heads up on the Michelin recall.  Just got back from my local Discount Tire Center with a new set of "LTX M/S 2" tires at a cost of $0.00.  Discount Tire was very easy to deal with and they did a great job.

I also have to echo Shippers comment - easiest recall ever!!!!!!!!!!

Barry  


Title: Re: MICHELIN TIRE RECALL
Post by: bobander on December 19, 2013, 04:28:16 pm
My 2010 PC tires are not in the recall, but I will need to replace them in a couple of years.  I am curious if any of you who are now replacing tires are doing anything different with the valve extensions on the rear duallys.

I have had no problems with the braided flexible extensions, but have heard some say that they are prone to leak.  The recommendation is to replace with the one piece long stems that are shaped to extend out for access, no extensions.

One example:
http://www.dickmantires.com/Tire_pressure/Duallyvalve/dually_valves.html

The one piece long stems cost about $150 for the four rear wheels and require some expertise to install.  I am happy with the flexible extensions installed by PC, just wondering if anyone is changing to the solid stems and how it went.

Thanks, Bob A


Title: Re: MICHELIN TIRE RECALL
Post by: jampodd on December 21, 2013, 10:30:47 am
Finally went and checked my tires, looks like I'm in the recall. Called my Ford dealer and they don't have a lift to handle the PC so they recommended a nearby RV repair station. Called them and they're checking into what they need to do but sounds like it will be painless.
Bob, I had one of the flex lines leak for me, took it to a tire place and they worked on it and stopped it, they said it is common with the flex extensions. So I am thinking of the solid extensions myself. Only bad thing I've heard is you won't be able to rotate the tires unless you go through the expense of re-mounting the tires each time you rotate. So still thinking about it.


Title: Re: MICHELIN TIRE RECALL
Post by: Sparky on December 21, 2013, 10:45:51 am
Jampodd?
    I would just go to Discount,, couple of guys already have no problem,,, of course they do not do alignments,  lots of arguments on tire rotations,, read the post's.... I was a big believer in tire rotation,, but after reading so much on them, I now go with no rotation.. but again each to his own,,, it seems evident from the discussions, that depending on the size of your unit,,,  longer more modifications to the frames, shorter less or none, stabilizing systems mounted?? and so forth, etc have a huge impact on alignment and so forth,,

Bob.... once you do some more on those valve extensions,, post in a separate topic,, this is sort of interesting,, I just have not seen that problem mentioned that much including leaks ( a little bit),,,, maybe go ahead and post now and see if we get some discussion going,,, have not had any problems with mind and just wondering if the expense is worth it...
sparky


Title: Re: MICHELIN TIRE RECALL
Post by: TomHanlon on December 21, 2013, 11:45:18 am
I would not worry about rotating your tires as they will most likely dry rot long before they wear out. The only reason I know to rotate is if the front tires are cupping due to an imbalance. Then use the outside rear tires to replace the front tires.


Title: Re: MICHELIN TIRE RECALL
Post by: Shipper on December 21, 2013, 12:00:37 pm
Finally went and checked my tires, looks like I'm in the recall. Called my Ford dealer and they don't have a lift to handle the PC so they recommended a nearby RV repair station. Called them and they're checking into what they need to do but sounds like it will be painless.

I don't understand why they would need a lift. I used the RV jacks to raise one side at a time, and they used their axle jacks to pick up the tires enough to remove them. When they finished with one side, I raised the RV jacks; and then lowered the RV jacks on the other side. I don't think I would want them to lift the whole vehicle just to change tires. Sounds like your Ford dealer did the same as mine and passed on the problem to someone else.  (nod)


Title: Re: MICHELIN TIRE RECALL
Post by: gradygal on December 21, 2013, 01:46:26 pm
We just picked up the PC with the new tires. We took it to Tire Kingdom. They did not have a bay large enough for the PC. They changed the tires one axle at a time. It took them 3 hours but was well worth my sitting there for new tires. Had to pay $7 to Florida for the "Florida New Tire Fee".
It is a Michelin recall. Search for your nearest Michelin dealer.
George


Title: Re: MICHELIN TIRE RECALL
Post by: jampodd on December 22, 2013, 08:57:04 pm
I'm not sure why the Ford dealer didn't want to do, probably as you said they just wanted to pass it on. The RV service I spoke is a Michelin dealer, I was just the first one to contact them about the recall so they want to talk to Michelin first before setting anything up.
As far as rotating, I'm leaning toward not rotating and changing the flex extensions out for the solid ones. The way I look at it is less of a chance for air leakage and I'll probably need to change them before the tread is worn due to the age of the tire.
Thanks for all the input.

Jim


Title: Re: MICHELIN TIRE RECALL
Post by: TomHanlon on December 23, 2013, 11:42:27 am
I just got home with seven new tires. Thank you Michelin and Rice Tire in Frederick, Md. They seem to be a little bit wider than the old style tires I had but they do handle very well. I can tell you they handle really well in the heavy rains we are having now. I sure am glad it is 55 degrees outside and not snowing. I would be up to my you know what about now in snow if it was below freezing. The tires were mounted and balanced, all seven of them, and it cost me zero dollars.


Title: Re: MICHELIN TIRE RECALL
Post by: Lieutenant on December 23, 2013, 02:40:57 pm
THANKS ALL!!!! I have 7 to be replaced  total $ !,100.00


Title: Re: MICHELIN TIRE RECALL
Post by: Lieutenant on December 23, 2013, 08:23:44 pm
Michelin will replace all tires at no cost to the consumer


Title: Re: MICHELIN TIRE RECALL
Post by: Barry-Sue on December 23, 2013, 08:41:46 pm
LT

If the tires are replaced under the recall there is NO CHARGE (includes mounting & balance).  You do not have to be the orginal owner.  All you need to do is show the dealer the tires.

Check before you pay $1,100 for a free service.

Barry


Title: Re: MICHELIN TIRE RECALL
Post by: gradygal on December 24, 2013, 07:01:04 am
LT

Also check what tires they are putting on. The new tires are MS2, LT225/75R/16/E 115R-Michelin Part # is 05681 with a 70,000 mile warranty. List price of the tire is $257 per tire.

Those are the tires that were replaced on our PC and List is from Michelin's website.

George



Title: Re: MICHELIN TIRE RECALL
Post by: keelhauler on December 24, 2013, 07:18:45 am
To answer the question on time limit, I called their 800 number listed in recall notice.
They assured me there is no time limit.  (exactly) Also Ford dealers are authorized since it is a Ford vehicle. One problem with many places is they need a door >10' to fit the RV inside. Ford truck dealers all have large doors.


Title: Re: MICHELIN TIRE RECALL
Post by: Denny & Barb on December 24, 2013, 10:29:00 pm
Thanks John.  I don't like changing tires up here in the frozen tundra this time of year.  We will be leaving for Arizona area next month and like to get the tires changed when we get back.

Denny


Title: Re: MICHELIN TIRE RECALL
Post by: Syd and Margo on December 25, 2013, 09:20:13 am
Thanks for the Heads Up.
Just had 7 new tires installed at Tire Kingdom here in Venice, FL.
No Charge
Can't beat this forum for information.
Happy Holidays
Syd


Title: Re: MICHELIN TIRE RECALL
Post by: Sparky on December 28, 2013, 09:58:23 am
You guys and your new tires are making me cry,, especially when I start seeing $1100.00  ouch,, I'm headed there next fall, I'm going to get one more year out of them and replace no matter what,, only have 17000 on them..l,,, my tires were too old for the recall,,,

    I have not seen anyone get there RV's realigned,,, I think your making a mistake,,, hopefully I will eat my words,,
sparky


Title: Re: MICHELIN TIRE RECALL
Post by: TomHanlon on December 28, 2013, 10:31:03 am
I don't know which is worse, having to buy new tires after seven or eight years or watching tires with less than 5000 miles on them being put in the trash. It sure broke my heart see it happen. :'(


Title: Re: MICHELIN TIRE RECALL
Post by: Sparky on December 28, 2013, 11:20:21 am
Tom
    Agree,,, but some of the guys got over very nicely I'm sure,, had some mileage on their tires and got free replacements,,,, I have 17000 on the Beast tires look great, figure about 6000 in 2014 then I'm going to buy new, and cry haha,,, I will be looking hard after Spring time for tire sales...
sparky


Title: Re: MICHELIN TIRE RECALL
Post by: Shipper on December 28, 2013, 05:57:04 pm
I don't know which is worse, having to buy new tires after seven or eight years or watching tires with less than 5000 miles on them being put in the trash. It sure broke my heart see it happen. :'(

At least it helps some to know that the tires were almost two years old even if they only had 4700 miles on them.  (nod) 


Title: Re: MICHELIN TIRE RECALL
Post by: lmichael on December 29, 2013, 10:40:12 am
What would be worse is having to pay for the replacement of those tires that had only 5,000 miles...


Title: Re: MICHELIN TIRE RECALL
Post by: Lieutenant on December 29, 2013, 11:07:19 am
OK, I stopped by Boulevard tire in Deland Florida and they replaced all 7 tires in a little over an hour with balanceing......cost $0.00, no disposal fees .no fuss or muss!!!!!My previous tires on my 2910 2012 was just short of 18,000 miles . If you had to pay $7.00 a tire for some florida fee, you were taken to the cleaners


Title: Re: MICHELIN TIRE RECALL
Post by: gradygal on December 29, 2013, 04:34:51 pm
It was $1 per tire, $7 for 7 tires! No big deal


Title: Re: MICHELIN TIRE RECALL
Post by: mciai2000 on December 30, 2013, 08:50:06 am
Well, it got me too. On both my my Phoenix and f250. Ford dealer said bring them in and will take care of, no issues.  Our local Ford Dealer deals with "big" trucks and has no problem bringing our Cruiser in and working on it.

DJM


Title: Re: MICHELIN TIRE RECALL
Post by: Sparky on December 30, 2013, 11:10:01 am
Lt
      talk about luck,,,, 29,000 miles and free replacements,,,, BTW,,, how did the old tires look otherwise,,, also are you in the school of rotating your tires,,???

sparky


Title: Re: MICHELIN TIRE RECALL
Post by: RheaNL on January 02, 2014, 10:47:50 am
Our PC2100 is in storage but I do have a photo of the tire which show all the recalled info EXCEPT the production date. In the Michelin example it follows the dot sequence, but not on my tire. I have a bunch of other weird numbers there. I called Michellin and they said sometimes the production date is on the back of the tire. Has anyone else run into this problem?

The good news is that, as per the person I spoke with on the Michelin recall line, there is not any time limit to get the tires replaced. Guess I will figure it out next April when the snow melts.

Nicki Loth
Dillon, CO


Title: Re: MICHELIN TIRE RECALL
Post by: keelhauler on January 02, 2014, 02:12:47 pm
They only put the date number on one side of tire, if blank it's on the back side.


Title: Re: MICHELIN TIRE RECALL
Post by: TomHanlon on January 02, 2014, 07:16:07 pm
I found it on the out side of the front tires and the inside of the rear tires. When I found the front, I assumed the rear and the spare are the same.


Title: Re: MICHELIN TIRE RECALL
Post by: GeorgeB on January 02, 2014, 09:59:01 pm
Our PC2100 is in storage but I do have a photo of the tire which show all the recalled info EXCEPT the production date. In the Michelin example it follows the dot sequence, but not on my tire. I have a bunch of other weird numbers there. I called Michellin and they said sometimes the production date is on the back of the tire. Has anyone else run into this problem?

The good news is that, as per the person I spoke with on the Michelin recall line, there is not any time limit to get the tires replaced. Guess I will figure it out next April when the snow melts.

Nicki Loth
Dillon, CO

I ran into the same thing:  instead of the date code I had 2 rows of smaller numbers.

My two front tires were replaced Feb 2013.  A call to the shop (about 3 hrs south) revealed that they were installed with the date code on the inside.  They confirmed that the tires were part of the recall.  A local shop was able to replace them in less than an hour, no charge to me.

The paperwork for the old tires indicated the correct DOT numbers, but when I couldn't find them I was a bit concerned.  But it turned out ok.

Apparently, some tire manufacturers are starting to put the DOT numbers on both sides.

FWIW,

--GeorgeB


Title: Re: MICHELIN TIRE RECALL
Post by: Dick & Trish on January 03, 2014, 12:18:20 pm
Thanks for the heads-up on the recall.  Had all seven replaced yesterday with 27,000 miles on them.  No charges for balance and nitrogen refill at Boulevard Tires in Mt Dora. FL.  The mechanics pointed out that my alignment was really off according to the tire wear patterns.  I took the RV to Gibson's Alignment Center in Leesburg, FL and they had to replace a alignment part related to the camber of the wheels.  The motorhome drives amazingly better.


Title: Re: MICHELIN TIRE RECALL
Post by: Anne and Bob on January 04, 2014, 11:06:39 pm
Thanks for all the information on the tires.  Our PC is a 2013 model 2551 with 3900 miles on it.   We are taking it in on Monday so they can order the tires and check the dates on ours.  Our PC is a 2013; the Ford truck part is a 2012 and the tires were made in June of 2011 so they are already two years old even with no wear.  We are going to Big O Tires per instructions from the guys at Michelin Tire.

So thanks, Sparky or whoever started this post.

Anne & Bob
Yuma, AZ


Title: Re: MICHELIN TIRE RECALL
Post by: GoPhoenix on January 10, 2014, 02:36:42 pm
Well, you can add my name to the list of grateful forum members.  Got seven new tires installed today at a Ford dealer.  Replaced three-year-old tires with over 15,000 miles on them.  Not all went smoothly, though.  When I scheduled the recall work, I asked if they were equipped to handle a 30’ motorhome, and I was assured they were.  They were, kind of.  No lift, so it had to be done outside in one inch of new snow and muck.  The worker was not happy.  And expected about an hour as some others had posted.  But it took 3¾ hours.  When I questioned the time at two hours, I was told that Michelin allows a half hour labor for each tire.  So be forewarned if you’re going to schedule.  Anyway, I’m happy as I would not have known about the recall except for this forum.   :)


Title: Re: MICHELIN TIRE RECALL
Post by: jampodd on January 14, 2014, 08:52:47 am
Well, I'm finally taking my 2552 in for new tires on the recall. Decided also to add internal tire pressure monitors from Valor while they have the tires off anyways. I had one tire blow out on a previous MH so these will give me a little peace of mind. After the sub zero weather and snow we just had, had to charge up the battery and dig out to be able to pull it out of its storage spot. Hopefully all goes well.

Jim


Title: Re: MICHELIN TIRE RECALL
Post by: Anne and Bob on January 18, 2014, 10:25:39 pm
Got our seven new tires.  Went to Big O and they kept the rig for a couple of hours to change them.  They balanced them and didn't cost us a dime.  I asked what was wrong with the tires and the Big O man said they would not tell him.  But they paid to replace them.  Michelin would not tell me either when I called to inquire.  Anyway, thanks for the recall information.


Title: Re: MICHELIN TIRE RECALL
Post by: TomHanlon on March 05, 2014, 02:41:02 pm
Back on December 15th this forum reported the recall. a few days later I got my tires replaced. Today I got in the mail the notice from Michelin dated Jan 6, 2014.  No post mark on the letter, so I can not tell when it was mailed.

Just another case on how good this forum really is. With spring coming and everyone getting their notice, the demand will be pretty high. I for one am glad I have my new tires already.


Title: Re: MICHELIN TIRE RECALL
Post by: Bob Mahon on March 06, 2014, 07:57:56 pm
We just got our recall letter. When I can dig the beast out, off to the dealer we will go.


Title: Re: MICHELIN TIRE RECALL
Post by: Big Green Machine on March 14, 2014, 04:08:21 pm
What tires are you all putting on for replacements? Michelin says they do not have any left & they are allowing owners to replace with whatever they want...? Will be 6-8 weeks before they have any LT225 75R16s. They said I could choose Uniroyal, Goodrich, Cooper, Goodyear,etc., all at no charge! What would be a good choice for our units? (WH) Never mind...think I've located 7 of the MS2s. :-[


Title: Re: MICHELIN TIRE RECALL
Post by: gl1500 on March 15, 2014, 11:44:35 am
When we took our new 2350 in to get an oil and filter change, the Servicewriter said there is a recall on your unit for tires.  He said if they are part of the recall we will have to get you new tires.  This was at a Ford Dealer.  I guess that is the easiest way to have the tire issue taken care of.
    Bob


Title: Re: MICHELIN TIRE RECALL
Post by: RheaNL on March 17, 2014, 09:26:40 pm
In preparation for spring travel, Pulled our PC baby out of storage today and went directly to Big O. Sure enough, we needed 7 new tires. Good news: doing tire replacement this late in the game, the store new all about the problems and procedures to replace the tires. Bad news: they are out, nationwide, of the Michelin tires. They are now replacing with Uniroyal or BF Goodrich. The "shop" felt the Goodrich were superior to the Uniroyal and possibly a little better than the Michelins. In another post about the tires, a blogger who had had a blow out and was dealing with Michelin gave the name of a direct contact: "Should you have any problems with getting your recalled tires replaced please call Lynn at (864)458-6309." Excellent advice because our shop called her and she quickly put her stamp of approval on our replacements. Can't imagine the millions this is costing Michelin.
Nicki Loth, Dillon, Colorado


Title: Re: MICHELIN TIRE RECALL
Post by: Doneworking on March 18, 2014, 09:52:44 am
I need six tires, but like has been said by others the MS2 is backordered.  I am trying to figure out what to replace the Michelins with and would appreciate any additional input. 

Paul


Title: Re: MICHELIN TIRE RECALL
Post by: TomHanlon on March 18, 2014, 10:01:58 am
I need six tires, but like has been said by others the MS2 is backordered.  I am trying to figure out what to replace the Michelins with and would appreciate any additional input. 

Paul

What about your spare tire? It would make seven tires. When I got mine they replaced all seven.


Title: Re: MICHELIN TIRE RECALL
Post by: Doneworking on March 31, 2014, 05:35:44 pm
My spare was fine.....never been on the ground and was not in the recall.   Got the six new MS2 tires installed today at Discount Tire.   It was about six weeks as I recall waiting.  But this was no problem since the weather kept us from going anywhere.   We were going to leave tomorrow on a trip, but weather problems again............severe storms and possibly big hail.   Maybe later in the week.   We have now owned the 2350 for six months and have used it for a grand total of one time due to weather and some other commitments.   I think we will just pull it around back and boondock in our own back yard.  :)(:


Title: Re: MICHELIN TIRE RECALL
Post by: 2 Frazzled on March 31, 2014, 09:15:19 pm
RUN AWAY! We finally ran back south and are so much happier. It's still cold at night but beautiful during the day and WAY better than the northern states. It took us two not too long days of driving to go from chipping ice in Harper's Ferry to hiking, lounging and exploring in central Tennessee. There has to be someplace you'd rather be.


Title: Re: MICHELIN TIRE RECALL
Post by: racephoto on April 12, 2014, 03:32:57 pm
They are now replacing with Uniroyal or BF Goodrich. The "shop" felt the Goodrich were superior to the Uniroyal and possibly a little better than the Michelins.

Which Goodrich tire were they using?  I need to replace my Michelins as they are the original 2008 tires.  I sure wish they were in the recall.  And of course I can't find any in stock around here.  Someone else recommended  the Bridgestone Duravis....


Title: Re: MICHELIN TIRE RECALL
Post by: RheaNL on May 02, 2014, 10:27:21 pm
Sorry it took a bit to get back to you. The PC was in storage and we pulled it out and hit the road for two weeks. We have BF Goodrich Commercials. They were great for our 2,500 mile trip and, if anything, the ride was a tad bit better. hard to remember back to last fall.


Title: Re: MICHELIN TIRE RECALL
Post by: Bob Mahon on May 06, 2014, 09:26:21 am
I'm having a horrible time finding tires around here. After a few calls to Michelin, their requirement to have a competitor's tires paid for is that the tires be LT rated, Load range E, a minimum speed rating of R and be replaced by a Michelin dealer. A few years ago I had to replace the Michelin LT tires on our old 2350 and found a dealer that could do it in Scott's Bluff, NE. He recommended Toyo LT225/75R16/E/S. I took his advice and found the Toyo tires very satisfactory. I'll be looking into that at a dealer today.

Funny thing about Michelin's recommendations is that they said the XPS Rib was a suitable replacement. However, that tire is Q rated and the Michelin site clearly says it is not suitable for use on our E450 2552.

Other Michelin recommendations are the Uniroyal Laredo HD/H and BF Goodrich's Commercial TA All season, both of which are speed rated Q. Strange; a competitor's Q rated tires are not suitable but a Michelin company's Q rated tires are. Probably because Uniroyal and BF Goodrich are Michelin companies.

What a pita.


Title: Re: MICHELIN TIRE RECALL
Post by: Pax on May 06, 2014, 09:43:08 am
Costco seems to be a Michelin dealer.  I've ordered tires from them before online and they ship them to the local store for installation.  Wonder if they still have stock?

   - Mike


Title: Re: MICHELIN TIRE RECALL
Post by: Bob Mahon on May 06, 2014, 04:18:38 pm
Thanks for the feedback. Fortunately, my Ford dealer is able to get the Michelin XPS Rib LT225/75R16 E/Q to replace all tires. The speed rating is Q (100 MPH) rather than the LTX R (106 MPH) but the load range is the same. As I'll never see over 80 MPH on the Cruiser, I'm not concerned (I'm almost always at a max speed of 60/65).
The reviews I've read of the XPS Rib are very favorable.

I'm a lot happier now than I was this morning.  2o2


Title: Re: MICHELIN TIRE RECALL
Post by: Bob Mahon on May 15, 2014, 10:56:48 am
Update:
The XPS Rib 225/75R16 (LRE) tires are made in Germany (date code 4712) and 7 were installed yesterday. On the 46 mile return home, I was able to form a preliminary opinion, which is favorable. The Ribs are definitely quieter (not that the original were very noisy) and the ride seems to have improved somewhat. Tracking is at least as good and perhaps slightly better.

NOTE: The XPS Rib 225/75R16 (LRE) are summer tires and as we have never driven our unit in snow or mud, I don't forsee any issues. They are, however, rated better in rain, which we see frequently.

Evidently, the XPS Rib tires are slightly larger as they are listed as 706 revs per mile vs. the 710 revs per mile for the original LT225 75R16 tires.

So far, so good.


Title: Re: MICHELIN TIRE RECALL
Post by: racephoto on May 17, 2014, 07:08:10 pm
I just had my 2007 Michelins replaced with Firestone Transforce HT tires upon the recommendation from the tire shop.  Granted I only drove about 3 miles from the tire place at a max of 50mph but the handling and ride are incredibly improved! And I had no complaints before! Now it's like it's on rails. And they're quieter.  Very pleased so far.