GREENVILLE, S.C. (WKOW) – Michelin is recalling more than 77,000 bus tires due to possible rapid air lose defects.
The Michelin XZU2, XZU3, and XM505 tires involved in the recall were produced from 2005 to fall 2011 at Michelin's plant in Spartanburg, S.C.
Michelin, based in Greenville, S.C., is expected to start the recall on April 30.
Customers with any questions can call the traffic safety agency at (800) 424-9153
The sidewall defects within the tire can cause them to lose air rapidly and increase the risk of a crash.
Michelin North America Inc. said its lease fleet customers complained that some of the tires had lost air rapidly during use as retreads over the past two years. It did not cite any instances of crashes.
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