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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NHTSA 80-98
Contact: Tim Hurd
MISC. EQUIPMENT

Tel. No. (202) 366-9550

Aimco Products, Inc.

Models:

Aimco 5488 Years: 1998
Aimco 5447 Years: 1998
Aimco 65065 Years: 1998
Aimco 65410 Years: 1998


Number Involved: 23,500
Dates of Manufacture: December 1997 - February 1998
NHTSA Recall No.: 98E010
Description of Defect:Brake rotors for use on Ford Aerostar, Ranger, and Bronco II model vehicles, and also for use on Mazda pickup trucks. Cracked castings caused cracks to appear on the outer diameter of the rotor hat or around the stud hole. Loss of braking can result.
Remedy: Aimco will reimburse consumers/installers for the cost of replacement rotors and installation. Consumers are requested to return to the location where the rotors where originally purchased/installed for replacement.
Owner Notification: Owner notification was expected to begin during April 1998. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Aimco at 1-800-264-3414.

NHTSA said manufacturers are required to mail a recall notice to all purchasers, owners and dealers when a safety defect or noncompliance with Federal safety standards is found. The agency urges owners to wait until they receive notification from the manufacturer before contacting their dealers to schedule the repair work. Not all vehicles of a particular make and model may be subject to the recall.