To verify if a specific tire is affected by this program, check the tire sidewall inscription. Only tires with their brand name, product line, tire size and DOT code identified in the exchange program scope are affected. The attached pictures provide samples of the relevant sidewall inscriptions. The sample is a Continental PremiumContact 6 245/45 R18 Y XL tire with DOT code DOT 6G8U D6R9 5016 and DOT 6G8U D6R9 1617.
The last four digits of the DOT serial numbers indicate the production period (week/year). Tires produced in 5016 (50th week of 2016) and 1617 (16th week of 2017) are covered by this voluntary exchange program. No other tire sizes, production periods or product lines are affected.
Important: The complete DOT serial number including production date is visible only on one side of the tire.
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