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January 24, 2003

Hayes Lemmerz Has Recalled the Hayes Lemmerz Trailer Wheel

(SafetyAlerts) - Hayes Lemmerz Has Recalled the Hayes Lemmerz Trailer Wheel because the trailer wheel could come off, possibly resulting in a vehicle crash.

Number of Units Affected: 40,000

Dates of Manufacture: September 2001 - February 2002

Defect: An incorrect label was placed on certain eight-spoke trailer wheels. The incorrect label advises users to torque cone nuts to 175-225 lb-ft and flange nuts to 275-325 lb-ft. The correct label advises the users to torque wheel nuts to 90-120 lb-ft. If the user torques the nuts in accordance with the incorrect label, the nuts could deform the mounting area of the trailer wheel and allow the trailer wheel to loosen. The trailer wheel could come off, possibly resulting in a vehicle crash.

Remedy: Dealers will inspect these trailer wheels. If the nuts on the trailer wheels are correctly tightened, correct labels will be permanently affixed over the incorrect label. If the wheels are incorrectly tightened, new parts will be installed free of charge. Owner notification began Jan. 15, 2003. Owners should contact Hayes Lemmerz at 800-236-2804.

[NHTSA Recall No. 02E060].

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when the next update is due.

Did you know?
During 2001 there were over
1575 products recalled in the United
States for safety reasons!

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