Howmet Aerospace Wheel Systems (formerly Arconic Wheel and Transportation Products or Alcoa Wheel Products) is voluntarily recalling since November 1998 16x6-inch dually aftermarket wheels MANUFACTURED BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 1993 THROUGH JUNE 1999 and further described below. These wheels may contain process-induced stresses which could lead to cracks developing over a period of time.
THE RECALL INCLUDES AFTERMARKET WHEELS ONLY. Alcoa wheels sold through original manufacturers such as Ford, General Motors and Chrysler are not affected. Customers and dealers can determine whether their wheels are included by checking the part number and date of manufacture in the wheel roll stamp. Recalled part numbers are:
Part Numbers: 160251, 160252, 160261, 160262, 160271, 160272
Part Numbers: 160231, 160232, 160241, 160242, 160281, 160282, 160291, 160292, 160301, 160302
This could lead to air loss from the tire as well as the eventual separation of the wheel and tire.
Howmet Aerospace will replace the wheels with an alternate style wheel or provide compensation toward replacement product.
Howmet Aerospace Inc.
for Alcoa Wheel Products
3320 Gilchrist Road
Mogadore, OH 44260