W23 Recall Wheels

Once upon a time, one of Chrysler's wheel manufacturers came up with a cast aluminum wheel design that drew inspiration from magnesium wheels used on mid sixties Cobras. It was offered as an option under Sales Code W23. Unfortunately, aluminum casting was a recent innovation, and later tests showed that W23 wheels had a tendency to cause the lug nuts to loosen, allowing the wheels to come off. Chrysler issued a recall barely a week before the cars were officially available. Continue reading »