Numerous Michelin tire recalls in the last 10 years help highlight the importance of nationwide consumer safety standards. Those injured due to a defective product have options to recover compensation for their damages.
Chalik & Chalik has handled numerous injury claims related to defective products, including tires. We understand what is required to prove the tire manufacturer’s liability. If you would like to speak to an attorney about your potential claim, please fill out our online evaluation form.
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Who is to blame for your accident?
The Michelin tire recalls demonstrate that even highly regarded, successful multi-national companies are prone to errors. When those errors lead to dangerous product defects, those injured can hold the manufacturer financially accountable for its mistakes. We will investigate the details of your case to determine if a manufacturer like Michelin is liable for your accident and injuries.
If, at the time of your accident, you were using products included in a tire recall, you may have reason to hold the tire manufacturer responsible. This applies to accidents attributed to faulty tires, such as a rollover crash caused by a tire blowout. We can talk to you about the specifics of your case and help determine if a defective product caused your accident.
Michelin’s Tire Recalls – A History of Manufacturer Defects
Drivers in Florida – and throughout the country – have been impacted by Michelin’s numerous defective tire recalls.
Below is a brief timeline of events:
- Tire Recalls in 2013 – In July 2013, Michelin voluntarily agreed to recall 100,000 tires commonly used for SUVs and passenger trucks. The recall included specific sizes of the company’s LTX M/S 2, X Radial LT2, and Latitude Tour tires. The recall was initiated when a retailer noticed that some of the defective products had punctures in the sidewall. The holes caused the affected tires to deflate rapidly.
- Tire Recalls in 2012 – In July 2012, Michelin announced a voluntary recall of roughly 841,000 tires manufactured under its BFGoodrich and Uniroyal brands. The manufacturer initiated the recall due to issues with tread-belt separation. This defect can cause quick deflation or tread loss. Both problems increase the risk of car accidents. Many of the tires were used on commercial trucks and heavy-duty vans, as well as some passenger vehicles.
- Incorrect Product Labeling in 2009 – Michelin recalled about 800 of its Pilot Alpin tires. The products were labeled incorrectly, which is a violation of National Highway Traffic Safety Administration standards.
- Class Action Lawsuit Settled in 2008 – Michelin settled a class action lawsuit relating to its Michelin PAX tires on Honda’s Acura RL and the Honda Odyssey Touring Edition. The suit stated the tires were defective and prone to early wear. The suit included consumer victims from Florida, Illinois, Arizona and New York.
- Michelin Tire Recalls in 2006 & 2007 – In 2006, Michelin issued a recall on roughly 6,500 Pilot Sport tires. The tires were prone to air pressure loss, which can contribute to accidents. In 2007, the company recalled almost 20,000 motorcycle tires due to issues with tread separation at high speeds.
This is simply an overview of some of the past safety issues relating to Michelin’s products. We will help you determine if your own accident was connected to a defective product, whether it was on your own vehicle or another vehicle involved in your crash. Call us today to schedule a consultation.
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Product liability and defective product cases are complex. They require extensive investigation and substantial evidence. We have the experience necessary to handle such claims effectively