Zero Motorcycles, Inc. is Recalling certain model year 2014 Zero SR

7 04 2014

WASHINGTOM, D.C. – April 7, 2014 – (Motor Sports Newswire) -

RECALL Subject: Rear Wheel may Lockup

Report Receipt Date: MAR 12, 2014
NHTSA Campaign Number: 14V119000
Component(s):
Potential Number of Units Affected: 94

Vehicle Make Model Model Year(s)
ZERO DS 2014
ZERO FX 2014
ZERO S 2014
ZERO SR 2014

Manufacturer: Zero Motorcycles Inc.

SUMMARY: Zero Motorcycles, Inc. (Zero) is recalling certain model year 2014 Zero SR motorcycles manufactured December 30, 2013, through February 20, 2014, 2014 Zero S motorcycles manufactured December 26, 2013, through February 18, 2014, Zero DS motorcycles manufactured January 24, 2013, through February 4, 2014, and 2014 Zero FX motorcycles manufactured January 14, 2014, through January 27, 2014. Due to a possible manufacturing defect, the motor rotor may contact the stator while riding.

CONSEQUENCE: If the rotor contacts the stator, the motor could seize, locking up the rear wheel which could increase the risk of a crash.

REMEDY: Zero will notify owners, and dealers will test the motor and if it fails testing, replace it, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in April 2014. Owners may contact Zero at 1-888-786-9316 (1-888-RUN-ZERO).

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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Arctic Cat Recalls Utility Vehicles Due to Fuel Leak and Fire Hazard

19 03 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 19, 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: Arctic Cat Prowler 500 HDX

Hazard: Fuel can leak from the fuel fitting at the throttle body of the vehicle, posing a fire hazard.

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.

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Units: About 2,300

Description: This recall includes Model Year 2014 Arctic Cat Prowler 500 HDX Recreational Off-Highway Vehicle (ROV). The two-seat vehicles come in four colors: green, red, vibrant red metallic or emerald green metallic. The vehicles have “Arctic Cat” printed on each side of the hood and on the cargo box tail gate, “500” printed on each side of the front fenders and “HDX” printed on each side of the rear cargo box.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled Prowlers immediately and contact an Arctic Cat dealer to schedule a free repair.  Arctic Cat is contacting all known owners of the Prowlers directly.

Sold at: Arctic Cat dealers nationwide from August 2013 to January 2014 for between about $11,000 and $12,400.

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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BMW is Recalling certain 2013 C600, C650 GT, F700 GS, F800, R1200 motorcycles

13 03 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 13, 2014 – (Motor Sports Newswire) -

RECALL Subject: Water in Side-Stand Switch may Disable Engine

Report Receipt Date: FEB 19, 2014
NHTSA Campaign Number: 14V065000
Component(s): ELECTRICAL SYSTEM , STRUCTURE
Potential Number of Units Affected: 4,453

All Products Associated with this Recall

Vehicle Make

Model

Model Year(s)

BMW

C600 SPORT MAXI-SCOOTER

2013

BMW

C650 GT

2013

BMW

F700 GS

2013

BMW

F800 GS

2013

BMW

F800 GS ADVENTURE

2013

BMW

F800 GT

2013

BMW

R1200 GS

2013

BMW

R1200 R

2013

 

Manufacturer: BMW of North America, LLC

SUMMARY:
BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain model year 2013 C 600 Sport, C 650 GT, F 700 GS, F 800 GS, F 800 GS Adventure, F 800 GT, R 1200 R and R1200 GS motorcycles. Water may enter the side-stand switch preventing the motorcycle from starting or potentially shutting off the motorcycle while it is being ridden.

CONSEQUENCE:
An unexpected shutdown increases the risk of a crash.

REMEDY:
BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the side-stand switch, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in April 2014. Owners may contact BMW at 1-800-831-1117.

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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Honda is Recalling 6,954 2013 CB500 and CBR500 motorcycles

11 03 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 11, 2014 – (Motor Sports Newswire) -

RECALL Subject: Rocker Arm Shaft Retaining Bolt may Fall Out

Report Receipt Date: FEB 14, 2014
NHTSA Campaign Number: 14V056000
Component(s): ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Potential Number of Units Affected: 6,954

All Products Associated with this Recall

Vehicle Make

Model

Model Year(s)

HONDA

CB500F

2013

HONDA

CB500FA

2013

HONDA

CB500X

2013

HONDA

CB500XA

2013

HONDA

CBR500R

2013

HONDA

CBR500RA

2013

 

Manufacturer: Honda (American Honda Motor Co.)

SUMMARY: Honda is recalling certain model year 2013 CB500 (FA, F, XA, X) and CBR500 (RA, R) motorcycles. The rocker arm shaft retaining bolts may have been manufactured incorrectly resulting in the bolts loosening during engine operation. A loose bolt will initially result in a slow leak of engine oil, but if not addressed, the bolt can come out of the cylinder head entirely.

CONSEQUENCE: Without a bolt, the engine will have reduced power which may result in a stall, increasing the risk of a crash.

REMEDY: Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the rocker arm shaft retaining bolts, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in March 2014. Owners may contact Honda Customer Service at 1-866-784-1870.

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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Yamaha Recalls Off-Road Motorcycles Due to Crash Hazard

26 02 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. February 26, 2014 – (Motor Sports Newswire) -

RECALL SUMMARY

Name of product: Yamaha competition off-road motorcycles

Hazard: The off-road motorcycle’s drive chain can detach and cause the rider to lose control, posing a crash hazard.

Consumer Contact: Yamaha at (800) 962-7926 anytime or online at www.yamahamotorsports.com and under the Sports tab, subcategory Motorcycles-Off-Road, click on Parts and Service, then Factory Modification Campaigns, then models YZ250FE and YZ450FE for more information.

RECALL DETAILS

Units: About 1,300

Description: This recall involves two-wheeled 2014 Yamaha competition off-road motorcycles with model numbers YZ250FEL, YZ250FEW, YZ450FEL and YZ450FEW. YZ250F or YZ450F and 250 or 450 is printed on the left and right side panels of the motorcycles. The motorcycles are blue and white, or red and white. The VIN number is stamped on the frame at the steering stem. The letter E in the 10th position of the VIN number indicates that the unit was made in the 2014 model year.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled off-road motorcycles and contact their local Yamaha dealer to schedule a free repair. Yamaha is contacting registered owners directly.

Sold at: Yamaha motorcycle dealers nationwide from December 2013 through January 2014 for between $7,500 and $8,500.

Importer: Yamaha Motor Corporation USA, of Cypress, Calif.

Manufactured in: Japan

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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Polaris Recalls Ranger Recreational Off-Highway Vehicles Due to Crash Hazard

26 02 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – February 26, 2014 – (Motor Sports Newswire) -

RECALL SUMMARY

Name of product: Recreational off-highway vehicles

Hazard: The vehicles’ throttle cable can melt on the exhaust pipe and fail to operate properly. This can cause the rider to lose control, posing a crash hazard.

Consumer Contact: Polaris toll-free at (888) 704-5290 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or online at www.polarisindustries.com and select the Services and Support tab, then click on Help Center, then Common Rider Questions, then Service bulletins/recalls to check your vehicle identification number (VIN).

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RECALL DETAILS

Units: About 16,550

Description: This recall involves 2013 Polaris Ranger® 500 EFI and Ranger Crew® 500 EFI recreational off-highway vehicles. Model names are on the right and left side of the hood. “Polaris” is stamped on the front of the vehicles above the front grill and “Polaris Ranger 4×4” is printed on the side of the rear bed box.

The Ranger has a bench seat and a rear cargo box. Ranger model colors are black, camouflage, green, and red. Model numbers for the Ranger are R13RH50AG, R13RH50AH, R13RH50AM and R13RH50AR.

The Ranger Crew has a front and a rear bench seat and a rear cargo box. Model numbers for the Ranger Crew are R13WH50AG, R13WH50AH, R13WH50AR and R13WH50AX. Ranger Crew model colors are camouflage, green, red and tan.

Recalled vehicles have a VIN between 4XA******DE210149 and 4XA******DE791730  stamped on the front lower frame rail of the vehicle on the driver’s side. Not all VINs in the range are included in this recall. 

Incidents/Injuries: Polaris has received one report of a vehicle’s throttle failing to return to idle after accelerating, causing the operator to lose control of the vehicle and be thrown from it, resulting in a scraped shin.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled Polaris Ranger vehicles and contact a Polaris dealer to schedule a free inspection and repair. Consumers will also be given inspection instructions if they wish to perform their own inspection. Polaris is contacting its customers directly.

Sold at: Polaris dealers nationwide from June 2012 through February 2014 from between $9,300 and $11,000.

Manufacturer: Polaris Industries Inc., of Medina, Minn.

Manufactured in: Mexico

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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Yamaha is Recalling 24,000 YZFR1 and XTZ12 Motorcycles

24 02 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – February 24, 2014 – (Motor Sports Newswire) -

RECALL Subject: Arcing may cause Headlight Failure

Report Receipt Date: FEB 10, 2014
NHTSA Campaign Number: 14V044000
Component(s):
Potential Number of Units Affected: 24,000

All Products Associated with this Recall

Vehicle Make

Model

Model Year(s)

YAMAHA

XTZI2

2012 – 2013

YAMAHA

YZFR1

2009 – 2013

 

Manufacturer: Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA

SUMMARY: Yamaha Motor Corporation USA (Yamaha) is recalling certain model year 2009-2013 YZFR1 motorcycles manufactured October 2008 through August 2013 and 2012-2013 XTZ12 motorcycles manufactured October 2011 through August 2013. In the affected motorcycles, use of the headlight may generate enough heat to cause the bulb connections to expand, resulting in arcing in the headlight bulb socket which could cause the socket to overheat, melt and cause the headlight to malfunction.

CONSEQUENCE: A headlight failure reduces the rider’s ability to see clearly and the motorcycle’s visibility to oncoming traffic, increasing the risk of a crash.

REMEDY: Yamaha will notify owners and dealers will replace the headlight socket, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in February 2014. Owners may contact Yamaha at 1-800-962-7926.

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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Club Car Recalls Golf and Transport Vehicles Due to Fall Hazard

19 02 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – February 19, 2014 – (Motor Sports Newswire) -

RECALL SUMMARY

Name of product: Precedent I2 golf and transport vehicles

Hazard: The hip restraint on the passenger side can fracture, posing a fall hazard.

Consumer Contact: Club Car at (800) 227-0739, ext. 3831, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.clubcar.com and click on “Safety Info” at the bottom of the page for more information.

RECALL DETAILS

Units: About 1800

Description: The recalled vehicles are various sizes, models and colors of model year 2012 Precedent I2 golf and transport vehicles used for short-distance transportation. The vehicles can be identified by model and serial number. The model number is indicated in the first two letters of the serial number and can be found above and to the right of the accelerator pedal. A list of recalled models and serial numbers is below.

Model

Model number

Serial number range

Precedent I2 Excel

PH

1227-290944 to 1229-294026

Precedent I2 4 Pass Excel

PJ

1228-291089 to 1229-293651

Precedent I2 Gas

PR

1227-290759 to 1229-294014

Precedent I2 Signature 4 Pass Elec

PV

1228-291275

Precedent I2 Signature 4 Pass Gas

PW

1227-290745 to 1228-291918

Precedent I2L Excel

PD

1228-291354 to 1229-293959

Precedent I2 4 Pass Gas

PF

1229-292952 to 1229-293545

Incidents/Injuries: Club Car has received one report of injury involving bruised ribs when a passenger fell from the vehicle.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the transport vehicles and contact Club Car for a free replacement of the passenger side hip restraint.  Club Car is contacting its customers directly.

Sold through: Authorized Club Car dealers nationwide in February 2012 for between $5,000 and $8,000.

Manufacturer: Club Car, LLC, of Augusta, Ga.

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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Kawasaki USA Recalls About 10,000 Off-Road Motorcycles Due to Fuel Leak and Fire Hazard

15 02 2014

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

RECALL SUMMARY

Name of product: Off-road motorcycles

Hazard: Fuel can leak from between the fuel tank and fuel tap, posing a fire hazard.

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RECALL DETAILS

Units: About 10,000

Description: This recall involves model year 2010, 2011 and 2012 KLX110 and KLX110L off-road motorcycles. The motorcycles have a 110 cubic centimeter engine, a green fuel tank, shroud cover and fenders, a black seat and white side covers. “Kawasaki” is on both sides of the shroud cover. Model names and numbers are on both side covers directly beneath the seat. KLX110 models have an automatic clutch, a shift pedal and no clutch lever on the handlebars. The seat height for these models is about 27 inches. KLX110L models have a manual clutch, a shift pedal and a clutch lever on the handlebars. The seat height for these models is about 29 inches.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled off-road motorcycles and contact a Kawasaki dealer to schedule a free repair.  Kawasaki is contacting its customers directly.

Sold at: Kawasaki dealers nationwide from November 2009 to January 2014 for about $2,100 to $2,350.

Distributor: Kawasaki Motors Corp. U.S.A., of Irvine, Calif.

Manufactured in: Thailand

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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Triumph is recalling certain 2012-2014 Tiger Explorer and Trophy SE A1 motorcycles

29 01 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – January 29, 2014 – (Motor Sports Newswire) -

RECALL Subject: Throttle Position Signal may cause Engine Shutdown

Report Receipt Date: JAN 15, 2014
NHTSA Campaign Number: 14V009000
Component(s): ELECTRICAL SYSTEM , FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
Potential Number of Units Affected: 2,800

Vehicle Make

Model

Model Year(s)

TRIUMPH

TRIUMPH

TIGER

TROPHY

2014 – 2014

2013 – 2014

Manufacturer: Triumph Motorcycles America, LTD

SUMMARY: Triumph Motorcycles America, LTD (Triumph) is recalling certain model year 2012-2014 Tiger Explorer ABS A1 and 2013-2014 Tiger Explorer Spoke ABS XC A1 and Trophy SE A1 motorcycles manufactured November 17, 2011, through December 16, 2013. In the affected motorcycles, the electronic control unit (ECU) hardware and software may improperly detect the motorcyle’s throttle position resulting in the motorcycle shutting down.

CONSEQUENCE: An unexpected shutdown increases the risk of a crash.

REMEDY: Triumph will notify owners, and dealers will update and install new ECU hardware and software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in early February 2014. Customers may contact Triumph at 1-678-854-2010.

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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