Market surveillance authorities from 14 EU countries and Turkey have inspected almost 10.000 of the intended total of 15.000 Class C1 passenger car tyres. In some countries, the number of inspections previously agreed has been achieved and the participants are considering checking more tyres, whilst in other countries the inspections are still taking place. This is one of the tasks the participants in MSTyr15 are undertaken during the 28 months action.
The consortium members are also analysing the documentation of tyres, planning to make 1500 inspections until the Market Surveillance Action for Tyres 2015 comes to an end. The tyre suppliers and distributors have the responsibility to make available technical documentation to the enforcement authorities, when requested. In most of the cases, the participants are facing delays in receiving the documentation which can take in average between two to four weeks.
In addition, the rolling resistance and wet grip performance of tyres have been tested in order to compare the resulted characteristics with each model’s label. The tests were made according to the Regulation (EC) No 1222/2009 modified by Regulation (EU) 1235/2011.
All test results have been made available to the market surveillance authorities who are deciding if the tested tyres are in compliance with the Regulations and whether retesting is needed.