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Chevrolet Caprice Recall 92V089000

Drive Train, July 17, 1992

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s)
Manufacturer's Report Date
July 17, 1992
NHTSA Action Number
PE92051
Potential Number of Units Affected
34,717
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
92V089000
Component
WHEELS

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.
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