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

Tel. No. (202) 366-9550

Accuride/Kaiser Corporation (AKW)

Models:

AccuForge 22.5x8.25 Years: 1998


Number Involved: 47,919
Dates of Manufacture: April 1997 - February 1998
NHTSA Recall No.: 98E012
Description of Defect: Aftermarket aluminum dual wheels, 22.5x8.25, one-piece, tubeless. Certain design revisions combined with process conditions caused fatigue cracks in these wheels. This condition can cause failure of these wheels.
Remedy: AKW will replace these wheels.
Owner Notification: An owner notification schedule has not yet been determined. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact AKW at 1-814-480-6400.

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.