Hayes Lemmerz International Commercial Highway, Inc. (Hayes Lemmerz), is recalling certain commercial steel wheels, model 10073 with date codes ending in A030912 and B030912. These wheels were sold as aftermarket/replacement equipment or installed as original equipment on various commercial highway vehicles (highway tractor, truck, trailer and bus applications). Due to an inadequate weld between the wheel disc and rim, the disc can separate from the rim.
EIGHT SPOKE TRAILER WHEELS AND MODULA TRAILER WHEELS. THE DEFECT IS DUE TO AN INCORRECT LABEL THAT WAS PLACED ON THE TRAILER WHEELS DURING PRODUCTION FROM SEPTEMBER 2001 THROUGH FEBRUARY 2002. THE INCORRECT LABEL ADVISES USERS TO TORQUE CONE NUTS TO 175-225 LB-FT AND FLANGE NUTS TO 275-325 LB-FT. THE CORRECT LABEL ADVISES THE USERS TO TORQUE WHEEL NUTS TO 90-120 LB-FT.