Loss of lug nut torque can cause vibration or separation of a wheel and tire from the vehicle.

Wheels — Lugs/Nuts/Bolts

Date Announced
APR 29, 1999
Vehicles Affected
NHTSA Campaign #
Vehicle description: Sport utility vehicles equipped with four-wheel-drive (4X4), 17" chrome steel wheels. The clamp load can be lost on the wheel lugs due to insufficient wheel contact area with the hub. In some cases, the contact area can deform, resulting in a loss of lug nut torque.
Dealers will re-torque the wheel lugs to proper specifications and also install a label that specifies that the wheel lugs be torqued to 110 lb-ft any time the wheel is removed.
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