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Thursday, April 3, 2008

TRIUMPH MOTORCYCLES AMERICA RECALLS ROCKET III TOURING MOTORCYCLES

Make / Models :
Model/Build Years:
TRIUMPH / ROCKET III TOURING
2008
Manufacturer : TRIUMPH MOTORCYCLES AMERICA LTD Mfr's Report Date : MAR 20, 2008
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 08V145000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 356
Summary:
 TRIUMPH IS RECALLING 356 MY 2008 ROCKET III TOURING MOTORCYCLES FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 120, "TIRE SELECTION AND RIMS FOR MOTOR VEHICLES OTHER THAN PASSENGER CARS," AND PART 567, "CERTIFICATION." THE CERTIFICATION LABEL, LOCATED ON THE LEFT FRONT FRAME TUBE, INCLUDES INCORRECT INFORMATION REGARDING TIRE SIZES AND PRESSURES, AS WELL AS AN INCORRECT GROSS VEHICLE WEIGHT RATING (GVWR).
Consequence:
 AN OWNER MAY UNDER-INFLATE THE FRONT TIRE IF USING THE INCORRECT INFORMATION. UNDER-INFLATION MAY CAUSE A TIRE TO SLIP OR COME OFF THE RIM CAUSING A LOSS OF CONTROL WHICH COULD RESULT IN A CRASH.
Remedy:
 DEALERS WILL INSTALL A NEW CERTIFICATION LABEL. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR ABOUT APRIL 4, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TRIUMPH AT 1-678-539-8782.
Notes:
 CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION¿S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
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