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16x7 Aftermarket Light Truck Wheel Recall, Initiated Oct 2000

SUMMARY:
Arconic Wheel and Transportation Products (formerly Alcoa Wheel Products) since October 2000 is voluntarily recalling forged aluminum light truck wheels, size 16x7J, LTS style, 8 on 6.5" bolt pattern (Alcoa part number 167011). These wheels were manufactured for the aftermarket (non-OEM) consumer and are used primarily on ¾- and 1-ton pickups that were sold from 1994 until Sept 2000.  A crack can develop from hand hole to hand hole and can result in additional cracks and potential failure over time if the wheel is not removed from service.

CONSEQUENCE:
Failure can include separation of the wheel from the vehicle if the crack is allowed to propagate around the entire circumference of the wheel.

REMEDY:
Arconic will replace the forged aluminum light truck Alcoa wheels, size 16x7J, LTS style, 8 on 6.5" bolt pattern (Alcoa part number 167011) with an alternate style wheel.

  1. In North America, call 1-800-242-9898 and press “option 1”. You will be transferred to our Warranty and Technical Department.
  2. A representative will ask you the following questions:
    1. Customer Name
    2. Part Number of the wheel
    3. Date of manufacture
    4. End User (if applicable)
  3. A return goods authorization (RGA) number and shipping instructions will be given to you if the wheel or wheels falls under the recall. Arconic will pay for the freight charges ONLY if the shipping instructions are followed. The wheel MUST be put into a box with the RGA number on the outside of the box and returned to the Arconic Warranty Department for Alcoa Wheels.

Arconic Inc.
for Alcoa Wheel Products
3320 Gilchrist Road
Mogadore, OH 44260

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