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Summary: MICHELIN IS RECALLING 784 MICHELIN PILOT ALPIN PA2 ZP TIRES, SIZE 225/50R17 94H, PRODUCED FROM SEPTEMBER 17, 2006 THROUGH JUNE 14, 2008. THESE TIRES FAIL TO CONFORM TO THE LABELING REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 139, "NEW PNEUMATIC RADIAL TIRES FOR LIGHT VEHICLES." THE "DOT" SYMBOL OF THE DOT TIN IS MISSING.
Consequence: WITHOUT THE "DOT" SYMBOL ON THE SIDEWALL, THE TIRE CONTAINS NO DECLARATION AS TO ITS CERTIFICATION.
Remedy: MICHELIN WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND REPLACE THE NONCOMPLIANT TIRES FREE OF CHARGE, INCLUDING MOUNTING AND BALANCING. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING JANUARY 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT MICHELIN CONSUMER CARE TOLL-FREE AT 1-800-847-3435 BETWEEN 8:00AM AND 8:00PM EST MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY.
Notes: CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .
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