Continental today announced a voluntary tire exchange program covering 11.416 studded Continental IceContact 3 tires, wherein a maximum of 16 of these tires are affected. Due to a non-conforming production process, the tires could potentially have an instantaneous pressure loss with a possible negative effect on vehicle handling. To date, Continental 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 Sweden, Norway, Finland and Estonia.
The affected Continental tire can be identified as follows:
DOT serial numbers
Continental IceContact 3 205/55 R 16 94 T
DOT 1CP03 CWT5 1820
DOT 1CP03 CWT5 1920
|Continental IceContact 3 205/60 R 16 96 T|
DOT 1CP03 CWTP 1720
DOT 1CP03 CWTP 1820
DOT 1CP03 CWTP 1920
|Continental IceContact 3 215/55 R 16 97 T|
DOT 1CP03 CWU9 1820
DOT 1CP03 CWU9 1920
The last four digits of the DOT serial numbers indicate the production period (week/year). Affected tires will be replaced free of charge.
Continental began notifying the respective national authorities on February 3rd, 2021 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 Continental’s respective website.