Originally Posted by Dunner
According to Janet Stevens at Michelin, this was "Run Flat". Of course it was, I can't stop immediately.
A couple of years later, when my "last Michelin" blew out, the body shop had VMAR,
an accident reconstruction firm inspect the tire and put the blame on Michelin.
Thanks for pictures. Not quite as sharp as this one
but gives me something to go on.
One question, Do you know if the tire body ply is Polyester or Rayon? This information is on the tire sidewall. If you do not have the tire do you know anyone with the exact size and design Michelin? or can your contact at Michelin provide the answer.
I am asking because the broken cord ends in your picture look more like Rayon but could be Polyester.
You will note in my picture above, the area circled in RED where the body ply broke along a circumferential line which is similar to what is seen in your tire. This is one of the clues tire engineers use as they do tire autopsies.