|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
||Contact: Tim Hurd
|Tel. No. (202) 366-9550
Webb Wheel Products, Inc.
|Webb Wheel Brake Drums
Number Involved: 1,057
Dates of Manufacture: January 1992 - March 1998
NHTSA Recall No.: 98E015
Description of Defect: Webb Wheel will replace both steering axle brake drums.
Also, if contact is present between the brake drum and the disc wheel, both steering axle
brake drums and both steering axle disc wheels will be replaced.
Remedy: Dealers will remove the adapter from the jack package and install four
permanent jack locator/extension pads.
Owner Notification: Owner notification began May 6, 1998. Owners who do not receive
the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Webb Wheel at 1-800-633-3256.
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.