Press Release

Matador Announces Voluntary Van-Tyre Exchange Program

  • Exchange program on Winter Van Tyre Matador Sibir Snow Van MPS 530 in 195/60 R 16 C
  • Tyres only delivered to Slovakia
  • Only approximately 500 tyres affected
  • Program covers tyres produced in weeks 14 and 15 of 2017

Hanover, February 26th, 2018. Matador today announced a voluntary tyre exchange program covering 500 winter van tyres Matador Sibir Snow Van MPS 530 tyres in 195/60 R16 C. Due to the use of a not specified compound material, the tyres could potentially result in 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 initiated proactively to avoid any potential risk to vehicle drivers and other road-users. The affected tyres were delivered to customers in Slovakia.

The affected Matador tyres can be identified as follows:             

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 DOT serial numbers   

Matador Sibir Snow Van MPS 530 195/60 R 16 C

DOT 6G21 FUKB 1417

DOT 6G21 FUKB 1517 

The last four digits of the DOT serial numbers indicate the production period (week/year). Affected tyres will be replaced free of charge. No other tyre sizes, production periods or product lines are affected.


Matador’s owner Continental began notifying the respective national authorities and is in contact with its tyre dealers to organize and implement this voluntary exchange program. Anyone seeking more information, including instructions for identifying affected tyres and local contact partner, are invited to visit Matador’s respective website

Matador. A Continental márkacsoport tagja.