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Chevrolet Caprice recall 92V089000

Recall 92V089000
Drive Train, July 17, 1992
Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s): 1991, 1992

Mfr's Report Date:
July 17, 1992

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 92V089000

NHTSA Action Number: PE92051

Component: WHEELS

Potential Number of Units Affected: 34717

Summary: THE STEEL WHEELS EXHIBIT FATIGUE CRACKING AROUND THE CIRCUMFERENCE OF THE WHEEL LUG NUT MOUNTING SURFACE DUE TO WHEEL BENDING CAUSED BY FREQUENT MISUSE OF TIRE MOUNTING EQUIPMENT, LUG NUT OVERTORQUING, AND THE UNUSUAL OPERATING CONDITIONS EXPERIENCED BY POLICE VEHICLES.

Consequence: THE CRACKING CAN CAUSE WHEEL FRACTURING AND SUBSEQUENTSEPARATION FROM THE AXLE, WHICH COULD RESULT IN A VEHICLE ACCIDENT.

Remedy: REPLACE THE DEFECTIVE WHEELS WITH REDESIGNED STEEL WHEELS.

Notes: SYSTEM: WHEELS.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: POLICE CARS EQUIPPED WITH SPECIAL POLICE PACKAGE WHICHINCLUDES 15 INCH BY 7 INCH STEEL WHEELS WITH WHEEL CODE RDL.

Recall data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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