Reason for this voluntary Van Tire exchange program

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

Brand: Semperit
Product line: 
Semperit VAN-GRIP 2
Tire sizes: 215/65 R16 C
DOT serial number: DOT 6GOL JC8F 1417 and DOT 6GOL JC8F 1517

Article description              DOT serial numbers
Van-Grip 2 215/65 R16 C

DOT 6GOL JC8F 1417

DOT 6GOL JC8F 1517

The last four digits of the DOT serial numbers indicate the production period (week/year). Tires produced in 1417 (14th week of 2017) and 1517 (15th week of 2017) are covered by this voluntary exchange program. No other tire sizes, production periods or product lines are affected.

Here you can find photos of the sidewall lettering to verify if your tires are affected.

Why are you having these tires replaced?

Due to the use of a not specified compound material, the tires could potentially have a tread separation. This could result in tread material loss with potential negative effect on vehicle handling. To date, Semperit 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 tires were delivered to customers in Germany, France, Poland and Hungary and solely within the replacement business.

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

You should ensure that the tires 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 tire 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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