Genuine Scooters is Recalling certain 2014 Stella 125 Automatic scooters

28 08 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – August 28, 2014 – (Motor Sports Newswire) -

Report Receipt Date: JUL 07, 2014
NHTSA Campaign Number: 14V408000
Component(s): ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Potential Number of Units Affected: 800

All Products Associated with this Recall

Vehicle Make

GENUINE SCOOTER

Model

STELLA

Model Year(s)

2014

Manufacturer: Genuine Scooters, LLC

SUMMARY: Genuine Scooters, LLC (Genuine) is recalling certain model year 2014 Stella 125 Automatic scooters manufactured December 2013 to March 2014. The affected scooters may have a faulty engine control unit (ECU) which can cause the engine to stall without warning.

CONSEQUENCE: If the engine stalls while the scooter is being ridden there is an increased risk of a crash.

REMEDY: Genuine will notify owners, and dealers will replace the ECU with a new one, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in September 2014. Owners may contact Genuine customer service 1-773-433-1311.

NOTES: 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.

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Snowmobiles Recalled by Arctic Cat Due to Fuel Leak and Fire Hazard

15 08 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – August 15, 2014 – (Motor Sports Newswire) -

RECALL SUMMARY

Name of product: Arctic Cat snowmobiles

Hazard: Fuel can leak from the fuel line assembly, posing a fire hazard.

Remedy: Repair

Consumer Contact: Arctic Cat at (800) 279-6851 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at www.arcticcat.com and click on Customer Care, then Product Recall and then List of Safety Bulletins for more information.

140815 2014 Arctic Cat XF 70002014 Arctic Cat XF 7000

140815 2014 Arctic Cat ZR 70002014 Arctic Cat ZR 7000

140815 2015 Arctic Cat XF 70002015 Arctic Cat XF 7000

140815 2015 Arctic Cat ZR 70002015 Arctic Cat ZR 7000

RECALL DETAILS

Units: About 3,260

Description: This recall involves model year 2014 Arctic Cat XF 7000 and ZR 7000 and model year 2015 XF 7000 and ZR 7000 snowmobiles. They were sold in a variety of green, black, orange and white color combinations. All XF and ZR 2014 models are included in this recall. Recalled 2015 model vehicles have the last six digits of the vehicle identification number (VIN) in the following ranges: 100920 through 100993 for the XF 7000 models and 100792 through 100919 for the ZR 7000. The fourth and fifth digit of the VIN, “14” or “15,” correspond to the model year. The VIN appears on a sticker attached to the chassis near the rider’s right foot rest. The model name appears on the front sides of the snowmobile.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled snowmobiles immediately and contact an Arctic Cat dealer to schedule a free repair. Arctic Cat is contacting its customers directly.

Sold exclusively at: Arctic Cat dealers nationwide from June 2013 to August 2014 for between $12,000 and $14,500.

Manufacturer: Arctic Cat Inc., of Thief River Falls, Minn.

Manufactured in: United States

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to help ensure the safety of consumer products – such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.

Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.

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Continental Announces Motorcycle Tire Safety Recall

11 08 2014

FORT MILL, SC – August 11, 2014 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Continental today announced a safety recall covering approximately 9,000 Continental 120/70 ZR 17 and 120/70 R 17 motorcycle tires sold in the US and Canada.  Market feedback indicates that some of these tires have exhibited a condition in the tread and/or belt which may lead to separation and possible air loss.  Continental has not received any reports of accidents or injuries in connection with this condition.  The safety recall is being initiated to avoid any potential risk to road-users.  The affected tires were sold to original equipment and replacement customers worldwide between 2007 and 2014. This safety recall is part of a worldwide program affecting 170,000 tires.

  • Replacement of Continental 120/70 ZR 17 and 120/70 R 17 motorcycle front wheel tires
  • Condition in the tread and/or belt may lead to separation and possible pressure loss
  • Program covers approximately 9,000 tires sold in the Americas, primarily in the U.S., between 2007 and 2014

The Continental 120/70 ZR 17 and 120/70 R 17 tires are identified as follows:

Product lines:

DOT serial numbers:

120/70ZR17 M/C (58W) TL ContiSportAttack

CP8B

B5MV

1008

to

2614

120/70ZR17 M/C (58W) TL ContiSportAttack 2

CP8B

B5M4

4811

to

2614

120/70R17 M/C 58H TL ContiAttack SM

CP8B

BXM9

1011

to

2614

120/70ZR17 M/C 58W TL ContiRaceAttack Comp. Soft

CP8B

B5M1

1907

to

2614

120/70ZR17 M/C 58W TL ContiRaceAttack Comp. Medium

CP8B

B5M1

2307

to

2614

120/70ZR17 M/C (58W) TL ContiRaceAttack Comp. Endurance

CP8B

918B

3011

to

2614

120/70ZR17 M/C (58W) TL ContiRoadAttack 2  GTW

CP8B

91E9

2513

to

2614

The last four digits of the DOT serial numbers indicate the production period (week/year). Tires between 1907 (19th week of 2007) and 2614 (26th week of 2014) are covered by this voluntary safety recall.  No other tire sizes, production periods or product lines are affected.  Continental started to notify the respective national authorities on August 8, 2014.  Continental is in contact with its motorcycle tire customers from the respective sales channels to organize and implement the voluntary safety recall.  Anyone seeking more information, including instructions for identifying affected tires and local contact partners, are invited to visit Continental’s website http://continentaltire.custhelp.com.

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Harley-Davidson is Recalling certain model year 2014.5 FXDL Dyna Low Riders

4 08 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – August 4, 2014 – (Motor Sports Newswire) -

RECALL Subject: Ignition Switch may Turn Off

Report Receipt Date: JUL 08, 2014
NHTSA Campaign Number: 14V413000
Component(s):
Potential Number of Units Affected: 3,361

All Products Associated with this Recall

Vehicle Make

H-D

Model

FXDL

Model Year(s)

2014

Manufacturer: Harley-Davidson Motor Company

SUMMARY: Harley-Davidson Motor Company (Harley-Davidson) is recalling certain model year 2014.5 FXDL Dyna Low Rider motorcycles manufactured January 6, 2014, through June 19, 2014. In the affected motorcycles, certain optional performance electronic control module calibrations may allow higher engine rpms that could result in engine vibrations that cause the ignition switch to move from the “IGN” (ignition on) to “ACC” (accessory only) position, which will shut the engine off.

CONSEQUENCE: If the vibration causes the ignition switch to move to the accessory only position, the motorcycle would stall while riding, increasing the risk of a crash.

REMEDY: Harley-Davidson will notify owners, and dealers will replace the engine mount bracket assembly and ignition switch knob, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin by the end of July 2014. Owners may contact Harley-Davidson customer service at 1-800-258-2464.

NOTES: 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.

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Piaggio is Recalling certain model year 2013 Vespa 946 scooters

4 08 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – August 4, 2014 – (Motor Sports Newswire) -

RECALL Subject: Fuel Line may Leak

Report Receipt Date: JUN 24, 2014
NHTSA Campaign Number: 14V364000
Component(s):
Potential Number of Units Affected: 305

All Products Associated with this Recall

Vehicle Make

VESPA

Model

VESPA 946

Model Year(s)

2013

Manufacturer: Piaggio Group Americas. Inc.

SUMMARY: Piaggio Group Americas, Inc. (Piaggio) is recalling certain model year 2013 Vespa 946 scooters manufactured August 6, 2013, through October 15, 2013. The affected scooters have fuel line that may leak.

CONSEQUENCE: A fuel line leak may result in the scooter stalling, increasing the risk of a crash. Additionally, a fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source may result in a fire.

REMEDY: Piaggio has notified owners, and dealers will replace the fuel line, free of charge. The recall began on July 17, 2014. Owners may contact Piaggio customer service at 1-212-380-4433.

NOTES: 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.

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Kawasaki Recalls Teryx4 Recreational Off-highway Vehicles Due to Injury Hazard

31 07 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – July 31, 2014 – (Motor Sports Newswire) -

Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

RECALL SUMMARY

Name of product: Recreational off-highway vehicles

Hazard: The vehicle’s floor boards can allow a stick or other debris to break through and protrude into the foot rest area, posing an injury hazard to the operator and front passenger.

Consumer Contact: Kawasaki toll-free at (866) 802-9381 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or online at www.kawasaki.com and click on Recall/Safety Info at the bottom of the page.

140731 Kawasaki Blue EPS LARGE

RECALL DETAILS

Units: About 11,000

Description: The recalled vehicles are 2012 and 2013 Kawasaki Teryx4 750 4×4 recreational off-highway vehicles. The four-wheel drive vehicles have automobile-style controls, side-by-side seating for four people, four doors, a roll bar with hand holds and a cargo bed. The 2012 and 2013 models come in three different styles: non-EPS, EPS and EPS LE.  The LE style has a roof and aluminum wheels. The 2012 models were sold in the colors blue, camouflage, green, red and yellow. The 2013 models were sold in the colors black, camouflage, green, red, white and yellow. The model name “Teryx4″ is on the driver’s side of the hood. For all colors of the EPS model except camouflage, “EPS” appears on the driver and passenger side cowling near the top front corner of the doors. On the EPS LE, “EPS” appears on the driver and passenger side cowling near top front corner of the doors and “LE” appears on the hood on the driver’s side.

Incidents/Injuries: Kawasaki has received four reports of debris breaking through floor boards of the vehicles, including two injuries to riders’ toes and thighs.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled vehicles and contact and authorized Kawasaki dealer to schedule a free repair, consisting of the installation of floor board guards.

Sold at: Kawasaki dealers nationwide from October 2011 through July 2014 for about $13,400.

Distributor: Kawasaki Motors Corp. USA, of Irvine, Calif.

Manufactured in: United States





Sea-Doo SPARK Watercraft – Possible defective steering column / handlebar

17 07 2014

Letter Sent to Sea-Doo Watercraft Owners

VALCOURT, QUEBEC, CANADA – July 15, 2014 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – This notice is being sent to you in cooperation with the U.S. Coast Guard and Transport Canada and is sent to you in accordance with the requirements of the Federal Boat Safety Act and other applicable laws. BRP is conducting a voluntary safety recall of some MY2014 Sea-Doo Watercraft models. Our records indicate that you are the owner of a potentially affected watercraft.

What is the potential problem?
The steering column / handlebar may have been incorrectly manufactured by our supplier and it may break under rough riding conditions. This could cause the operator to lose his balance and hit the personal watercraft resulting in serious injuries or even death.

What should you do?
Call an authorized BRP Sea-Doo Watercraft dealer and make an appointment to have your watercraft repaired. The dealer will perform this work at no charge to you.

As you are now aware of the details of this safety recall, if you continue to use your personal watercraft, in the above described condition, be aware of the risks described herein.

What to do if you feel this notice is an error?
This notice was mailed to you according to the most current information we have available. If you no longer own this watercraft or some information in this notice is incorrect, please contact BRP at your earliest convenience.

If you have questions, need assistance, or to find the nearest authorized BRP Sea-Doo dealer:

  • Visit www.sea-doo.com
  • Or call: 1-888-272-9222, 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM Eastern time Monday to Friday

Your continued satisfaction with your watercraft is important to us. Please understand that we have taken this action in the interest of your safety and your watercraft’s proper operation. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you.

Thank you for your immediate attention to this matter.

Sincerely,
After-Sales Service Department

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