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NHTSA Recall 08E001000

American Government Special Collections Reference Desk

Agency:  National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Seats:  Ultra Wheel

NHTSA Recall 08E001000

NHTSA Campaign ID number : 	08E001000
	
Equipment Brand Name / Part No. or Model No.: 	    	Production Dates:
    ULTRA / 223-7881B 	    	Information not Available
    ULTRA / 223-7881C 	    	Information not Available
    ULTRA / 223-7887B 	    	Information not Available
    ULTRA / 223-7887C 	    	Information not Available
    ULTRA / 224-7882B 	    	Information not Available
    ULTRA / 224-7882C 	    	Information not Available
    ULTRA / 224-7887B 	    	Information not Available
    ULTRA / 224-7887C 	    	Information not Available
Manufacturer: FEMTEC, INC. 	Mfr's Report Date: DEC 21, 2007
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 08E001000 	
N/A
NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: WHEELS
Potential Number of Units Affected: 4,287
Summary:
CERTAIN ULTRA ALUMINUM WHEELS SERIES 223/224, 8 LUG - 170 AND 8 LUG - 6.5 IN THE SIZE 17" X 8". SOME OF THESE WHEELS MAY CRACK DUE TO THE MARGINAL DIMENSION ON THE SPOKE ESPECIALLY IF MOUNTED ON TIRES LARGER THAN THE RECOMMENDED MAXIMUM TIRE DIAMETER OF 32.5 INCHES.
Consequence:
CRACKED SPOKES COULD CAUSE EVENTUAL SEPARATION OF THE WHEEL AND TIRE FROM THE RIM POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A VEHICLE CRASH.
Remedy:
FEMTEC WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND REPLACE THE WHEELS WITH THE SAME STYLE OR OF A SIMILAR PRODUCT AT NO COST WHICH WILL INCLUDE FREE MOUNTING AND BALANCING. THE RECALL BEGAN ON JANUARY 2, 2008. OWNERS CAN CONTACT FEMTEC CUSTOMER SERVICE AT 1-877-223-2282.
Notes:
CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.


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