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November 15, 2002

Michelin North America Has Recalled Phantom A/P Tires

(SafetyAlerts) -  Michelin North America has recalled Phantom AP Tires because of tires coming out of service prematurely.
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Number of Units Affected: 192,000

Defect Summary:
MICHELIN PHANTOM A/P LOAD RANGE E TIRES, SIZES LT 245/75R16 AND LT 235/85R16 AND PHANTOM A/P EXTRA LOAD TIRES, SIZE P 235/75R16 AND PHANTOM A/P STANDARD LOAD TIRES SIZE P235/75R15. CERTAIN CONDITIONS OF EXTREME USE (OVERLOADING AND UNDER-INFLATION, COUPLED WITH ROUGH TERRAIN AND CONSTANT HIGH TEMPERATURES) HAVE RESULTED IN SOME OF THESE TIRES COMING OUT OF SERVICE PREMATURELY.

Consequence Summary:
SORRY, CONSEQUENCE SUMMARY IS NOT AVAILABLE. FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT YOUR LOCAL DEALER.

Corrective Summary:
MICHELIN IS CONDUCTING A PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN AND WILL REPLACE THE SUBJECT TIRES FREE OF CHARGE UNTIL JULY 16, 2002. THIS IS NOT CONSIDERED A SAFETY RECALL CAMPAIGN BY THE AGENCY.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 02X005000.

Important Note Regarding Auto Recalls
Frequently SafetyAlerts will list auto recalls before
your dealer will know about them. If you have a vehicle
affected by one of these posted recalls be sure and
write down the NHTSA 
CAMPAIGN ID Number.
If your dealer doesn't know about the recall when you
check, ask them how they are notified of recalls and
when the next update is due.

Did you know?
During 2001 there were over
1575 products recalled in the United
States for safety reasons!

How many did you hear about?

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