Michelin recalls Pilot Sport tires

Thursday, December 29th 2005, 9:18 am
By: News On 6

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) _ A problem with quality standards is prompting Michelin North America to recall about 65-hundred tires in its Pilot Sport line.

The tire maker says it decided on the recall after its internal quality control system showed that the tires don't meet company quality standards.

Most of the recalled tires were distributed in the U-S, with fewer than 400 distributed in Canada.

The specific tires affected are the Michelin Pilot Sport 255/35-Z-R-20-97-Y extra load. They were fitted as original equipment on some Jaguar vehicles and were also sold in the replacement market.

Michelin says the defective tires have a blister on their sidewall, which can cause them to vibrate and lose air pressure rapidly.