Reasons

Reason for this voluntary Van Tyre exchange program

What tyre is affected by this voluntary exchange program?
The affected size, product line and DOT serial number is as follows:

Brand: Matador
Product line: 
Matador SIBIR SNOW VAN MPS 530
Tyre sizes: 195/60 R16 C
DOT serial number: DOT 6G21 FUKB 1417 and DOT 6G21 FUKB 1517

Article description              DOT serial numbers
Sibir Snow MPS 530 195/60 R16 C

DOT 6G21 FUKB 1417

DOT 6G21 FUKB 1517

The last four digits of the DOT serial numbers indicate the production period (week/year). Tyres produced in 1417 (14th week of 2017) and 1517 (15th week of 2017)). No other tyre sizes, production periods or product lines are affected.

Here you can find photo of the sidewall lettering to verify if your tyres are affected.

Why are you having these tyres replaced?

Due to the use of a not specified compound material, the tyres could potentially have a tread separation. This could result in tread material loss with potential negative effect on vehicle handling. To date, Matador has not received any reports of accidents or injuries in connection with this condition. The exchange program is being initiated proactively to avoid any potential risk to vehicle drivers and other road-users. The affected tyres were delivered to customers in Slovakia and solely within the replacement business.

What should you do if you have tyres affected by this program?

You should ensure that the tyres are exchanged as soon as possible. Please contact the local representative in your market named on the following website for details: Contact in your Country

Safety Warning:

We strongly recommend that you check if your tyre is affected and if so ensure that the tire is exchanged as soon as possible.

Further information can be found in the FAQ section !

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