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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KTM is Recalling certain model year 2014 690 Enduro R motorcycles

14 07 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – July 14, 2014 – (Motor Sports Newswire) -

RECALL Subject : Rear Brake Pedal may Detach

Report Receipt Date: JUNE 05, 2014
NHTSA Campaign Number: 14V305000
Component(s):
Potential Number of Units Affected: 649

All Products Associated with this Recall

Vehicle Make

KTM

Model

690 ENDURO R

Model Year(s)

2014

Manufacturer: KTM North America, Inc.

SUMMARY: KTM North America, Inc. (KTM) is recalling certain model year 2014 690 Enduro R motorcycles manufactured October 2013 to April 2014. In the affected motorcycles, the rear brake pedal mounting bolt may loosen, allowing the rear brake pedal to detach from the motorcycle.

CONSEQUENCE: If the rear brake pedal detaches, the rider would only have the front brake to slow or stop the motorcycle, increasing the risk of a crash.

REMEDY: KTM will notify owners, and dealers will install and properly torque, a washer and new rear brake pedal mounting bolt with threadlocker, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in July 2014. Owners may contact KTM customer service at 1-888-985-6090.

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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Harley-Davidson is Recalling certain 2014 ABS-equipped Touring and CVO Touring motorcycles

9 07 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. July 9, 2014 – (Motor Sports Newswire) -

Report Receipt Date: JUN 12, 2014
NHTSA Campaign Number: 14V319000
Component(s): SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
Potential Number of Units Affected: 66,421

All Products Associated with this Recall

Vehicle Make Model Model Year(s)
H-D

H-D

H-D

H-D

H-D

H-D

H-D

H-D

H-D

H-D

H-D

H-D

H-D

FLHP

FLHR

FLHRC

FLHRSE

FLHTCU

FLHTCUTC

FLHTK

FLHTKSE

FLHTKSHRINE

FLHTP

FLHX

FLHXS

FLHXSHRINE

2014

2014

2014

2014

2014

2014

2014

2014

2014

2014

2014

2014

2014

Manufacturer: Harley-Davidson Motor Company

SUMMARY: Harley-Davidson Motor Company (Harley-Davidson) is recalling certain model year 2014 ABS-equipped Touring and CVO Touring motorcycles, models FLHTK, FLHTKSE, FLHTKSHRINE, FLHTCU, FLHTCUTC, FLHTP, FLHX, FLHXS, FLHXSHRINE, FLHR, FLHRC, FLHP, and FLHRSE, manufactured July 1, 2013, through May 7, 2014. The affected motorcycles may have been assembled with the front brake line positioned so that it can be pinched between the fuel tank and frame causing the front brake fluid pressure to increase.

CONSEQUENCE: A pinched brake line will increase the front brake fluid pressure, possibly resulting in a front wheel lock-up, increasing the risk of a crash.

REMEDY: Harley-Davidson will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the motorcycles for brake line damage and replace the damaged lines as necessary. Dealers will also install one or two cable straps to properly prevent the line from being pinched in the future, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in 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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Suzuki is Recalling certain 2014 DL650A V-Strom motorcycles

7 07 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – July 7, 2014 – (Motor Sports Newswire) -

Report Receipt Date: MAY 23, 2014
NHTSA Campaign Number: 14V278000
Component(s):
Potential Number of Units Affected: 103

All Products Associated with this Recall

Vehicle Make Model Model Year(s)
SUZUKI DL650A V-STROM 2014

Manufacturer: Suzuki Motor of America, Inc.

SUMMARY: Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. (Suzuki) is recalling certain model year 2014 DL650A V-Strom motorcycles manufactured January 20, 2014, through January 21, 2014. In the affected vehicles, a drive chain link may not have been riveted by the supplier when being manufactured.

CONSEQUENCE: If the drive chain link was not riveted, the chain may come off, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.

REMEDY: Suzuki will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the drive chains of the affected motorcycles. For any unsold motorcycles with a drive chain link that is not riveted, Suzuki dealers will replace the non-riveted link with a drive chain joint set. For any motorcycles that have been sold to retail customers with a drive chain link that is not riveted, Suzuki dealers will replace the drive chain and the front and rear sprockets, free of charge. The recall began on May 27, 2014. Owners may contact Suzuki at 1-800-572-1490. Suzuki’s number for this recall is 2A39.

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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BMW is recalling certain 2014 R1200 RT motorcycles

30 06 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – June 30, 2014 – (Motor Sports Newswire) -

Report Receipt Date: JUN 12, 2014
NHTSA Campaign Number: 14V320000
Component(s):
Potential Number of Units Affected: 950

All Products Associated with this Recall

Vehicle Make Model Model Year(s)
BMW R1200 RT 2014

Manufacturer: BMW of North America, LLC

SUMMARY: BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain model year 2014 R1200 RT motorcycles manufactured November 27, 2013, to May 5, 2014. The affected vehicles have a Dynamic Electronic Suspension Adjustment (ESA) rear shock absorber. The piston rod within the rear shock absorber can break without warning, causing loss of stability.

CONSEQUENCE: If the piston rod breaks it will cause loss of stability, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.

REMEDY: BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the Dynamic ESA shock absorber, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in July 2014. Owners may contact BMW Customer Relations at 1-800-525-7417. Note: Owners are advised not to ride their motorcycles until they have been remedied.

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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BMW is Recalling Certain 2013 R 1200 GS motorcycles

3 06 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – June 3, 2014 – (Motor Sports Newswire) -

RECALL Subject: Transmission Seal may Dislodge and Leak Oil

Report Receipt Date: APR 18, 2014
NHTSA Campaign Number: 14V211000
Component(s): POWER TRAIN
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1,420

Vehicle Make

BMW

Model

R 1200 GS

Model Year(s)

2013

Manufacturer: BMW of North America, LLC

SUMMARY: BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain model year 2013 R 1200 GS motorcycles manufactured November 2012 through August 2013. Pressure inside the transmission may cause the transmission output seal to be pushed out of place.

CONSEQUENCE: If the output seal ring is pushed out of its proper position, oil may leak from the transmission onto the rear tire, increasing the risk of a crash.

REMEDY: BMW will notify owners, and dealers will fit a bracket to prevent the transmission seal from being pushed out of position, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in June 2014. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.

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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BMW is Recalling certain 2013 R 1200 GS motorcycles

21 05 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – May 21, 2014 – (Motor Sports Newswire) -

RECALL Subject: Transmission Seal may Dislodge and Leak Oil

Report Receipt Date: APR 18, 2014
NHTSA Campaign Number: 14V211000
Component(s): POWER TRAIN
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1,420

Vehicle Make

BMW

Model

R 1200 GS

Model Year(s)

2013

Manufacturer: BMW of North America, LLC

SUMMARY: BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain model year 2013 R 1200 GS motorcycles manufactured November 2012 through August 2013. Pressure inside the transmission may cause the transmission output seal to be pushed out of place.

CONSEQUENCE: If the output seal ring is pushed out of its proper position, oil may leak from the transmission onto the rear tire, increasing the risk of a crash.

REMEDY: BMW will notify owners, and dealers will fit a bracket to prevent the transmission seal from being pushed out of position, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in June 2014. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.

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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MV Agusta USA, LLC is Recalling Certain 2014 Motorcycles

12 05 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. May 12, 2014 – (Motor Sports Newswire) -

RECALL Subject: Swingarm Pin Securing Bolt Failure

Report Receipt Date: APR 10, 2014
NHTSA Campaign Number: 14V189000
Component(s):
Potential Number of Units Affected: 223

Vehicle Make

MV AGUSTA

MV AGUSTA

MV AGUSTA

MV AGUSTA

MV AGUSTA

MV AGUSTA

Model

BRUTALE 675

BRUTALE 800

BRUTALE RR

F3 675

F3 800

RIVALE 800

Model Year(s)

2014

2014

2014

2014

2014

2014

Manufacturer: MV Agusta USA, LLC

SUMMARY: MV Agusta USA, LLC (MV Agusta) is recalling certain model year 2014 Brutale RR (Corsa), Rivale 800, Brutale 800 Dragster, Brutale 800, Brutale 675, F3 800, and F3 675 motorcycles manufactured December 18, 2013, through March 10, 2014. In the affected motorcycles, the threaded bolt used to secure the swingarm pin may fail.

CONSEQUENCE: A failure of the bolt that secures the swingarm pin may allow the swingarm to loosen while riding, increasing the risk of a crash.

REMEDY: MV Agusta has notified owners and dealers will install a new threaded bolt, free of charge. The recall began on April 25, 2014. Owners may contact MV Agusta at 1-215-781-1770. MV Agusta’s number for this recall is 2798.

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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Ducati is Recalling certain 2012-2013 1199 Panigale and Panigale S motorcycles

5 05 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – May 5, 2014 – (Motor Sports Newswire) -

RECALL Subject: Horn, High Beam and Right Turn Signals may Fail

Report Receipt Date: APR 04, 2014
NHTSA Campaign Number: 14V166000
Component(s):
Potential Number of Units Affected: 2,083

Vehicle Make

DUCATI

Model

1199 PANIGALE

Model Year(s)

2012 – 2013

Manufacturer: Ducati North America

SUMMARY: Ducati North America (Ducati) is recalling certain model year 2012-2013 1199 Panigale and Panigale S motorcycles. The left handlebar switch may not get power from its connection at the dashboard, preventing the horn, instrument panel display, high beam and right turn signals from functioning. As such, these motorcycles fail to conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 123, “Motorcycle Controls and Displays.”

CONSEQUENCE: The rider’s inability to use the horn, right turn indicators and high beam could increase the risk of a crash.

REMEDY: Ducati will notify owners, and dealers will install an additional wiring harness, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on May 16, 2014. Owners may contact Ducati at 1-800-231-6696. Ducati’s number for this recall is RCL-14-001.

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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Polaris is Recalling Certain Models of 2014 Victory Motorcycles

2 05 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – May 2, 2014 – (Motor Sports Newswire) -

RECALL Subject: Insufficient Crankcase Clearance/Engine Seizure

Report Receipt Date: MAY 01, 2014
NHTSA Campaign Number: 14V227000
Component(s): ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Potential Number of Units Affected: 872

All Products Associated with this Recall

Vehicle Make

VICTORY

VICTORY

VICTORY

VICTORY

VICTORY

VICTORY

VICTORY

VICTORY

VICTORY

VICTORY

VICTORY

Model

BOARDWALK

CROSS COUNTRY

CROSS COUNTRY EIGHT BALL

GUNNER

HAMMER EIGHT BALL

HIGH BALL

JACKPOT

JUDGE

NESS CROSS COUNTRY

VEGAS EIGHT BALL

VISION

Model Year(s)

2014

2014

2014

2014

2014

2014

2014

2014

2014

2014

2014

Manufacturer: Polaris Industries, Inc.

SUMMARY: Polaris Industries, Inc. (Polaris) is recalling certain model year 2014 Victory Cross Country, Cross Country Eight Ball, Hammer Eight Ball, High Ball, Jackpot, Judge, Ness Cross Country, Vegas Eight Ball, Vision, Boardwalk, and 2015 Victory Gunner motorcycles manufactured January 22, 2014, through April 25, 2014. The crankcase may have been machined incorrectly causing insufficient clearance between the crankshaft and crankcase, causing the engine to unexpectedly seize.

CONSEQUENCE: Engine seizure may cause the operator to lose control of the motorcycle, increasing the risk of a crash.

REMEDY: Polaris will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and correct the crankcase clearance, as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on May 1, 2014. Owners may contact Polaris customer service at 1-888-704-5290. Note: Owners are advised not to ride their motorcycle until the recall remdy has been performed.

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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