https://wtop.com/dc-transit/2022/04/man ... he-agency/
Kawasaki Rail Car, which manufactured the long-sidelined 7000 series, was asked by Metro to press wheels onto axles with more force, following failed wheelset inspections in 2017.
Kawasaki said the updated cars started going into the system in 2018. The company said it asked Metro what it wanted to do with the nearly 500 railcars that had already been made under the old specification, and that, to this day, Metro has not responded.
...Kawasaki said of 7000-series wheelsets that have fallen out of tolerance, 48 happened under the original pressure specification, while three happened under the revised spec.