THE REAR WHEEL MOUNTING BOLTS ON THE AFFECTED VEHICLES, ARE BRITTLE AND THEREFORE MAY FRACTURE. THIS BRITTLENESS IS DUE TO IMPROPER HEAT TREATMENT DURING MANUFACTURE. IF THE BOLTS BREAK, THE TIRE AND WHEEL ASSEMBLY MAY SEPARATE FROM THE VEHICLE.
DESCRIPTION OF COMPONENT
DEALER WILL INSPECT AND, IF NECESSARY, WILL REPLACE DEFECTIVE BOLTS ON ALL AXLES AND THE TEN REAR AXLE WHEEL MOUNTING BOLTS, FREE OF CHARGE.
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES.SYSTEM: SUSPENSION; REAR WHEEL MOUNTING BOLTS.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: IF SEPARATION OCCURS UNDER VEHICLE OPERATION, LOSS OFVEHICLE CONTROL WITHOUT PRIOR WARNING AND AN ACCIDENT COULD RESULT.
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