NHTSA Recall 98E010000

Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s):

  • FORD / AEROSTAR 1986-1997
  • FORD / BRONCO II 1990
  • FORD / RANGER 1983-1994
  • MAZDA / B-SERIES TRUCK 1994

Equipment Brand Name / Part No. or Model No. / Production Dates:

  • AIMCO / 5447 DEC 05, 1997 – FEB 10, 1998
  • AIMCO / 5488 DEC 05, 1997 – FEB 10, 1998
  • AIMCO / 65065 DEC 05, 1997 – FEB 10, 1998
  • AIMCO / 65410 DEC 05, 1997 – FEB 10, 1998

Manufacturer: AIMCO PRODUCTS INC.

Report Receipt Date: APR 08, 1998

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 98E010000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: SERVICE BRAKES, AIR: DISC: ROTOR

Potential Number of Units Affected: 23,500

Summary:

EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION: AFTERMARKET BRAKE ROTORS FOR USE ON CERTAIN FORD AND MAZDA TRUCKS. CRACKED CASTINGS CAUSED CRACKS TO APPEAR ON THE OUTER DIAMETER OF THE ROTOR HAT OR AROUND THE STUD HOLE.

Consequence:

LOSS OF BRAKING CAN RESULT.

Remedy:

AIMCO WILL REIMBURSE CONSUMERS/INSTALLERS FOR THE COST OF REPLACEMENT ROTORS AND INSTALLATION. CONSUMERS ARE REQUESTED TO RETURN TO THE LOCATION WHERE THE ROTORS WERE ORIGINALLY PURCHASED/INSTALLED FOR REPLACEMENT.

Notes:

OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING APRIL 1998. OWNERS WHO DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE ROTORS WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT AIMCO AT 815-759-7935. ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION’S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).