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Technical standards: tyre pressure gauges for motor vehicles (until December 2015)

This Directive aims to harmonise national provisions relating to tyre pressure gauges, including technical specifications, in order to facilitate trade in these products within the European Union (EU).

ACT

Council Directive 86/217/EEC of 26 May 1986 on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to tyre pressure gauges for motor vehicles.

SUMMARY

This Directive applies to pressure gauges intended to measure the inflation pressure of motor vehicle tyres.

To obtain an EC mark, pressure gauges are subject to EC pattern-approval and verification. Requirements that they must satisfy include:

  • the metrological characteristics specified in paragraph 2 of the annex;
  • robust and careful construction to maintain their metrological characteristics;
  • guaranteed direct and accurate reading of pressure measured;
  • the dial must specify the symbol for the quantity measured and the symbol for the unit of measurement.

More detail can be found in the technical annex.

Member States may not refuse, prohibit or restrict the marketing and use of tyre pressure gauges for reasons connected with their metrological characteristics if they bear the EC pattern-approval and verification marks.

This Directive will be repealed by Directive 2011/17/EU on 1 December 2015.

REFERENCES

ActEntry into forceDeadline for transposition in the Member StatesOfficial Journal

Directive 86/217/EEC

30.05.1986

30.11.1987

OJ L 152, 6.6.1986

Last updated: 22.06.2011
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