Michelin Announces Motorcycle Tire Recall

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Michelin has notified the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Transport Canada that it is recalling Michelin Pilot Power 2CT and Pilot Power 120/70 ZR 17 (58W) front motorcycle tires with "Made in France" markings in the United States and Canada.

The recall involves these specific tires only and has no impact on any other Michelin tires. Related actions are under way in other countries.

The tires may have a defect in the tread due to a manufacturing irregularity.

So far no cases of pressure loss have been reported and no accidents have occurred, according to Michen, but the company decided as a precaution to replace the 120/70 ZR 17 (58W) Michelin Pilot Power 2CT and Michelin Pilot Power front tires, which can be identified by the following markings on the sidewall:

  • a "Made in France" label

  • DOT 6UCW 980T or DOT 6UCW 979T


Any consumer in the United States or Canada who believes they are affected by the recall is advised not to wait to receive notification but to call Michelin Consumer Relations at (866) 324-2835.

The company will replace all potentially affected tires. Replacement tires are available at no cost (including mounting and balancing) to consumers through participating Michelin motorcycle tire servicing retailers.