Let $A$ be a commutative, unital Banach algebra and $I \subset A$ an ideal such that $I$ with the relative norm is a uniform Banach algebra and $A / I$ with the quotient norm is uniform as well. Does it follow that $A$ is uniform?
I expect there to be a counter example involving the Banach algebra $C(X)$ with $X$ a compact Hausdorff space but couldn't quite manage to construct one yet.