The Timken Company (Timken) is recalling certain aftermarket front wheel bearings, part number 510072, sold from January 22, 2015, to May 21, 2015, to be used as service parts on 2001-2012 Ford Escape, 2001-2011 Mazda Tribute, and 2005-2011 Mercury Mariner vehicles.
The affected wheel bearings have incorrect dimensions of a 42mm bore, 76mm outer dimension, and 39mm width, instead of a 42mm bore, 78mm outer dimension and a 45mm width.
Timken has begun notifying distributors who will offer purchasers replacement wheel bearings, free of charge.
The recall began on May 21, 2015.
Owners may contact Timken customer service at 1-866-984-6536.
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
Subject: PRODUCT RECALL
Bulletin: PB510072 – B150400123DX
Part Number: 510072
Concern: Timken is contacting our customers who may have purchased the double row wheel bearing (510072), which may be dimensionally incorrect. The incorrect part has the number 510072 marked on the bearing as well as the manufacturing number – IJ121002, Country of Origin – Korea, and a batch code – JLHA. These parts are contained to this batch only, and would have been received between January 22, 2015 and April 20, 2015.