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Thursday, July 17, 2008

PIAGGIO RECALLS MOTO GUZZI NORGE 1200 MOTORCYCLE

Make / Models : Model/Build Years:
MOTO GUZZI / NORGE 2007-2008
Manufacturer : PIAGGIO USA, INC. Mfr's Report Date : JUL 08, 2008
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 08V305000 NHTSA Action Number: PE08020
Component: EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 646
Summary:
 PIAGGIO IS RECALLING 646 MY 2007-2008 MOTO GUZZI NORGE 1200 MOTORCYCLE MODELS EQUIPPED WITH TRIOM HEADLIGHTS, LOW BEAM BULB AND HEADLIGHT REFLECTORS. THE HEADLIGHT LOW BEAM BULB HAS A "PIGTAIL" WIRE ATTACHED TO IT. THIS WIRE CONNECTS THE LOW BEAM BULB TO THE MOTORCYCLE'S WIRING HARNESS. IT MAY TOUCH THE HARDWARE USED TO SECURE THE BULB IN THE REFLECTOR. OVER TIME AND VIBRATION THE INSULATION MAY WEAR THROUGH CAUSING THE DIRECT SHORT TO GROUND. THIS SHORT CAUSES THE MOTORCYCLE'S MAIN FUSE TO BLOW AND ALL ELECTRICAL POWER TO THE MOTORCYCLE TO STOP.
Consequence:
 ELECTRICAL POWER TO THE MOTORCYCLE IS CUT OFF AND AS A RESULT, THE ENGINE STALLS INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy:
 DEALERS WILL INSTALL A NEW BULB WITH AN EXTRA PROTECTION AROUND THE POWER WIRE TO PROVIDE GREATER PROTECTION. REMEDY WILL BE FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING JULY 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT PIAGGIO AT 212-380-4431.
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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