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Continental Announces Voluntary Passenger Car Tyre Exchange Programme

24/02/2016
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  • Exchange programme on ContiSportContact 5 P in 235/35 ZR 19 (91Y) EXTRA LOAD
  • Programme covers approximately 500 tyres produced in week 35 and 36 of 2015

Continental today announced a voluntary tyre exchange programme covering approximately 500 ContiSportContact 5 P tyres in 235/35 ZR 19 (91Y) EXTRA LOAD. Due to the use of an incorrect material, the tyres may develop an uneven shape in the tread area. This could potentially result in tyre to vehicle contact, reduced handling performance and a limited high speed capability. To date, Continental has not received any reports of accidents or injuries in connection with this condition. The exchange programme is being initiated proactively to avoid any potential risk to vehicle drivers and other road users. The affected tyres were sold to customers in Europe and solely within the replacement business.

The affected Continental tyre can be identified as follows:            

Product line                 

DOT serial numbers   

ContiSportContact 5 P 235/35 ZR 19 (91Y) EXTRA LOAD

DOT CP2V N6XP 3515

DOT CP2V N6XP 3615

The last four digits of the DOT serial numbers indicate the production period (week/year). Affected tyres will be replaced free of charge. No other tyre sizes, production periods or product lines are affected.

Continental began notifying the respective national authorities on February 23, 2016 and is in contact with its tyre dealers to organise and implement this voluntary exchange programme. Anyone seeking more information, including instructions for identifying affected tyres and local contact partner, are invited to visit Continental’s website www.continental-tyres.co.uk/exchange

Media Enquiries Contact
Mark Griffiths, Public Relations Contact for UK and Ireland
Mark Griffiths

Public Relations Contact for UK and Ireland

Continental Tyres

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