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Michelin LTX A/T2 *Tire Failure* 38k miles

Cruisin' @ 75mph, Massive Explosion. Rubbing Flying all over. Luckly I was ahead of traffic and slowly made my way into the shoulder. Tread came apart and destroyed the Front Right Wheel Well, and passenger side step. Also mashed up some wiring right above the tire. Glow Plug Computer and some other electrical components. No ripped wiring but it was scuffed up a bit. Truck died instantly when the tire came apart. Motor Cranked for 10sec, but would not fire/start. Its at the dealer, waiting for an answer why it wont run.










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I replaced mine after 500 miles due to cracked sidewalls. Went with BFG All-Terrain! I have kind of lost respect for Michelin Truck tires.

Had them on my 2011 King Ranch and they were all cupped out at 20k and I did run proper inflation with very light towing.

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Maybe it tripped the fuel cutoff switch, since it's right there real close....hopefully it's that simple anyway...

And, as much as I would love to love Michelins, I can't. I've had them on my two previous trucks, a set of LTX M/S and a set of LTX A/T 2s and never could get them to balance out. Never had a traction problem, but for the $$$ they cost, they need to balance also.

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Maybe it tripped the fuel cutoff switch, since it's right there real close....hopefully it's that simple anyway...
I hope that's all it is...



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Good job getting it stopped safely, looks nasty. Is that warrenty issue or insurance? looks like some body damage
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how many miles? they look pretty worn

Thankfully I haven't had any problems with these tires on either of my trucks
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has that tire ever been repaired?
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I've got a set of new BFG's in the garage but was waiting to finish burning up the Michelins (which only have 24k miles on 'em but look like yours) before putting them on... guess the wait is over!

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Sorry about your luck but at least you were able to stop safely. I replaced mine @ 2k, this makes me glad I did.

Hopefully dealer will work with you and cover it all as it looks like tread separation to me. Let us know...

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Hate to say this, but it really looks like you ran flat and drove the tire flat. The wear pattern seems consistent with this, as does the sidewall failure. You could have lost the belt or damaged the sidewall, but you had flexion fatigue failure of the sidewall cords and that doesn't really happen with a usual tire failure or a road hazard unless you drove on a flat tire. These tires on the highway don't necessarily signal that anything is happening until they come apart because centrifugal force keeps the tire in place and keeps it pretty round until it self-destructs. Your damage seemed consistent with a highway-speed flat.
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