|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
||Contact: Tim Hurd
|Tel. No. (202) 366-9550
Accuride/Kaiser Corporation (AKW)
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
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.