The kit contains a wheel bearing, an oil seal, and a press fit locking collar. The product is a press fit locking collar sold as part of a Drivetech Wheel Bearing Kit suitable for Holden vehicles manufactured between 1986-1997 (Models VL to VS with beam axles and drum brakes) and Ford vehicles manufactured between 1988-2005 (Models EA to BA with beam axles and drum brakes). The kit is employed in the automotive aftermarket to replace worn or damaged wheel bearings.
Motospecs part number: 0555-334290. Packaging is date stamped 3 December 2010.
What are the defects?
The internal dimension of the press fit collars may be oversized, reducing the locking capacity of the collar.
What are the hazards?
For vehicle applications with drum brakes, the collar may disengage from its proper location, potentially causing the wheel and axle shaft to disengage from the vehicle.
What should consumers do?
Consumers of vehicles within the specified model range with beam axles (not independent rear suspension) and rear drum brakes and who have had the product fitted since 3 December 2010 should contact Motospecs on 1800 463646 to establish if their vehicle was repaired by one of the 22 Motospecs customers.
Consumers who have had the product fitted to their vehicle since 3 December 2010 should limit any use of the vehicle until they determine if the product requires replacement.