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NHTSA Launches Preliminary Investigation Into Michelin Tires

Posted on behalf of Harbin & Burnett on Oct 13, 2014 in Defective Products

Safety regulators at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) have announced an investigation into some Michelin long-haul truck tires.

The NHTSA has received reports that the truck tires may fail and cause accidents and fires. At least seven crashes involving 2014 model Michelin XZA tires have been reported.

Nearly 10,000 Michelin XZA tires are on the roads. The NHTSA has received six complaints directly and a police report detailing seven different accidents.

The accidents involved auto-hauling tractor-trailers and at least five of the complaints came from the same fleet of vehicles. The tires are 22.5 inches in diameter and it is not yet clear whether the crashes caused any injuries.

Depending on what the preliminary investigation reveals, the NHTSA may order all of the Michelin 2014 XZA tires recalled. Michelin, a French-based manufacturer, announced that it is fully co-operating with the NHTSA investigation.

If you have been involved in an accident involving Michelin XZA tires, you may need an attorney. The auto accident lawyers at Harbin Law, LLP will guide you and other South Carolina car accident victims through every stage of the process.

Call 1(888)821-0247 today to speak with someone about your accident. 

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