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Tuesday, July 15, 2008

PIAGGIO USA, INC. RECALLS APRILIA TUONO 100 R AND RSV 1000 MOTORCYCLE MODELS

Make / Models :
Model/Build Years:
APRILIA / TUONO 1000 R
2005-2007
APRILIA / TUONO RSV 1000
2005-2007
Manufacturer : PIAGGIO USA, INC. Mfr's Report Date : JUL 08, 2008
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 08V306000 NHTSA Action Number: PE08019
Component: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 977
Summary:
 PIAGGIO IS RECALLING 977 MY 2005-2007 APRILIA TUONO 100 R AND RSV 1000 MOTORCYCLE MODELS EQUIPPED WITH BITRON SPA FUEL PUMP/FUEL FILTERS. THE FUEL HOSE CONNECTING THE FUEL FILTER TO THE FUEL PUMP/FUEL FILTER MOUNTING FLANGE MAY COME LOOSE. IF THIS FUEL HOSE CONNECTION IS LOOSE, OR HAS BECOME COMPLETELY DISCONNECTED, THEN THERE WILL BE A DROP IN, OR LOSS OF, FUEL PRESSURE TO THE ENGINE.
Consequence:
 A DROP IN, OR LOSS OF FUEL PRESSURE TO THE ENGINE, THE ENGINE WOULD STALL INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy:
 BITRON WILL SUPPLY DEALERS REPAIR KITS (LENGTH OF FUEL HOSE AND TWO CLAMPS) AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE ORIGINAL PARTS ON THE FUEL PUMP/FUEL FILTER COMPONENT FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING JULY 2008. OWNER 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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