Aluminum Company of America
Models: Alcoa LTS
Number Involved: 88,394
Dates of Manufacture: September 1993 - June 1996
Defect: The recall involves aftermarket aluminum light truck wheels, 16-inch x 6-inch, used with dual rear wheel axle applications. Fatigue cracks can occur at multiple locations in the outboard bead seat area, allowing air to slowly leak out of the tire. If the user ignores the problem, the cracks could continue around the circumference of the wheel, causing the face of the wheel to separate from the remaining part of the wheel. This condition could result in the tire separating from the wheel, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.
Remedy: Dealers will replace the subject wheels. Owner
notification began Nov. 20, 1998. Owners who do not receive the free replacement truck
wheels within a reasonable time should contact Alcoa at 1-888-999-6310. [NHTSA Recall No.