Arctic Cat Recalls Side by Sides Due to Fire Hazard

11 09 2014

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

RECALL SUMMARY

Name of product: Arctic Cat Wildcat Trail and Wildcat Trail XT Side by Side

Hazard: Oil can leak from the oil cooler lines, posing a fire hazard.

Remedy: Repair

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

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RECALL DETAILS

Units: About 5,600

Description: This recall involves all 2014 Arctic Cat Wildcat Trail and Wildcat Trail XT side-by-side utility vehicles with Vehicle Identification Numbers (VIN) 000001 through 316232. The VIN is located on the frame tube near the driver’s side front wheel. These units were sold in red, green, lime green, team arctic green and mat black. The words “Arctic Cat” and “Wildcat Trail” appear on the sides of these vehicles and on the hood.

Incidents/Injuries: Arctic Cat has received 60 reports of oil leaking and one report of fire. No injuries have been reported.

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled side-by-side utility vehicles immediately and contact an Arctic Cat dealer to schedule a free repair.

Sold exclusively at: Arctic Car dealers nationwide from December 2013 through July 2014 for about $11,400 to $12,400.

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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Honda is Recalling certain 2001-2010 and 2012 GL1800 and 2001-2005 GL1800A motorcycles

8 09 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – September 8, 2014 – (Motor Sports Newswire) -

Report Receipt Date: AUG 01, 2014
NHTSA Campaign Number: 14V472000
Component(s):
Potential Number of Units Affected: 126,000

All Products Associated with this Recall

Vehicle

HONDA

HONDA

Model

GL 1800

GL 1800A

Model Year(s)

2001 – 2010, 2012

2001 – 2005

Manufacturer: Honda (American Honda Motor Co.)

SUMMARY: American Honda Motor Co., Inc. (Honda) is recalling certain model year 2001-2010 and 2012 GL1800 and 2001-2005 GL1800A motorcycles. The rear brakes of the affected motorcycles may drag after the brakes are released.

CONSEQUENCE: A rear brake that drags may increase the risk of a vehicle crash. Additionally, extended riding with the rear brake dragging could generate enough heat to result in a fire.

REMEDY: The remedy for this issue has not been determined. Honda will send owners an interim notification describing how to inspect their motorcycle for rear brake drag. A second notification will be sent when a remedy is available. The recall is expected to begin in September 2014. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-866-784-1870. Note: Motorcycles that were remedied under recall 11V-567 for rear brake drag must have their motorcycles remedied again under this campaign.

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 Snowmobiles Due to Fire Hazard

5 09 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – September 5, 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: Yamaha snowmobiles

Hazard: Fuel hose joint can leak during operation, posing a fire hazard.

Remedy: Repair

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

RECALL DETAILS

Units: About 2,520

Description: This recall involves model year 2014 SR10R (SRViper), SR10RXS (SRViper RTX SE), SR10L (SRViper LTX), SR10LS (SRViper LTX SE) and SR10XS (SRViper XTX) snowmobiles and model year 2015 SR10LS (SRViper LTX SE) snowmobiles. They were sold in a variety of red, black, blue and white color combinations. The VIN number is stamped on the tunnel near the right side footrest. The letter E in the 10th position of the VIN number indicates that the unit was made in the 2014 model year, and a letter F in the 10th position indicates that the unit was made in the 2015 model year. The model number can be found on the lower left and right cowling just below the word “YAMAHA.”

Incidents/Injuries: There have been four reports of fuel leakage. No injuries reported.

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

Sold at: Yamaha snowmobile dealers nationwide from October 2013 through August 2014 for about $12,000 to $14,000.

Importer: Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A., of Cypress, Calif.

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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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.

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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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