Last yr tires were a couple yrs old and sidewalls dry rotting very bad. Mich says its called ozone cracking and is failed to replace. Getting ready to go in fighting this week to get replacements. They are rotted really bad now, there about 3 1/2 yr old now and less than 20,000 mi. Wifes car, to/from work only. They better replace them this time or I'll be removed by force from sears again. Cops came over a battery once..lol I got my battery though.
Read many complaints on Mich and BFG tires dry rot causing sidewalls to blow out. A quick google of "michelin dry rot" or "michelin sidewall dry rot" if you dare proves its all their tires not just one style.
It will give you so many hits it will blow your pc up so be prepaired.
I live in the middle of the USA. I'm not in any high heat or extreme temps what so ever. Never used side wall shine on them.
Many many complaints have been filed with BBB, consumer reports and NTHSA and nothing at all has been done. This has been going on for several yrs from old complaints I've read. Too big to deal with? Was a website Michelinsucks.com but michelin stuck their lawyers on the man and he stated he didnt have enough money to fight them and had to take it down. There is a domain by that name but its dead so it could be true. Big money talks. I'm like all their other tire owners too, I'm also too poor to sue them......MICHELIN ABSOLUTELY SUCKS! Would not give ten cents for another set.
That only 2.5 cents a tire, Its still a rip off because they'll kill you!