Hanover, November 29th, 2018. Uniroyal today announced a voluntary tire exchange program covering 501 Uniroyal MS PLUS 77 tires in 205/60 R 16 92 H. Due to the use of a not specified tread compound material, the tires could potentially have a tread separation. This could result in tread material loss with possible negative effect on vehicle handling. To date, Uniroyal has not received any reports of accidents or injuries in connection with this condition. The exchange program is being initiated voluntarily to avoid any potential risk to vehicle drivers and other road-users. The affected tires were delivered to customers in Germany, the Netherlands and France.
The affected Uniroyal tyres can be identified as follows:
DOT serial numbers
Uniroyal MS PLUS 77 205/60 R 16 92 H
DOT 6GXW DDBR 4118
The last four digits of the DOT serial numbers indicate the production period (week/year). Affected tyres will be replaced free of charge.
Uniroyal’s owner Continental began notifying the respective national authorities on November 29, 2018 and is in contact with its tire dealers to organize and implement this voluntary exchange program. Anyone seeking more information, including instructions for identifying affected tires and local contact partner, are invited to visit Uniroyal’s respective website www.uniroyal-tyres.com/car/tyre-guide.