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Friday, August 11, 2017

BMW Recalls 2014-2017 R1200RT Police Motorcycles Since Brake Lights On These Motorcycles May Not Illuminate When the Brakes Are Applied

BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2014-2017 R1200RT Police motorcycles.

While being used in a special operating mode, the brake lights on these motorcycles may not illuminate when the brakes are applied. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 108, "Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment."

If the brake light does not illuminate, other drivers may not know that the motorcycle is stopping, increasing the risk of a crash.

911 units are affected.

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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

BMW Recalls 2013-2017 R1200GS, F800R and F800GT Motorcycles, 2014-2017 R1200GS Adventure Motorcycles, 2016-2017 S1000XR Motorcycles and 2015-2017 R1200R and R1200RS Motorcycles Equipped With Optional Aluminum Luggage Cases, Since They May Have Rear Reflex Reflectors That Are Partially Blocked

BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2013-2017 R1200GS, F800R and F800GT motorcycles, 2014-2017 R1200GS Adventure motorcycles, 2016-2017 S1000XR motorcycles and 2015-2017 R1200R and R1200RS motorcycles.

When equipped with the optional aluminum luggage cases, the rear reflex reflectors may be partially blocked. The aluminum case mounts for the R1200GS and R1200GS Adventure may also partially block the reflectors. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 108, "Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment."

If the rear reflex reflectors are obscured from view, it can increase the risk of a crash.

29,281 units are affected.

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Saturday, August 5, 2017

Piaggio Group Americas, Inc. (Piaggio) Recalls 2015-2017 Fly 150 3V ie Motorcycles Since the Front Brake Disc Mounting Screws May Loosen and Contact the Brake Caliper Holding Plate or the Fork Leg

Piaggio Group Americas, Inc. (Piaggio) is recalling certain 2015-2017 Piaggio Fly 150 3V ie scooters.

The front brake disc mounting screws may loosen and contact the brake caliper holding plate or the fork leg.

If a screw loosens and contacts the caliper holding plate or the fork leg, the front wheel may suddenly lock up, increasing the risk of crash.

382 units are affected.

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Piaggio Group Americas, Inc. (Piaggio) Recalls 2018 Liberty 50 iGet 3V Motorcycles Since the Nut That Holds the Rear Swing Arm to the Frame May Loosen Allowing the Swing Arm to Move Out of Position

Piaggio Group Americas, Inc. (Piaggio) is recalling certain 2018 Liberty 50 iGet 3V scooters.

The nut that holds the rear swing arm to the frame may loosen allowing the swing arm to move out of position.

The shifting swing arm may cause a loss of control, increasing the risk of a crash.

180 units are affected.

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Friday, July 28, 2017

Kawasaki Recalls 2017 Versys-X 300 Motorcycles For A Loose Tail/Brake Light Socket That May Allow the Bulb to Fall Out

Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. (Kawasaki) is recalling certain 2017 Versys-X 300 motorcycles.

A loose tail/brake light socket may allow the bulb to fall out.

Without a working tail/brake light, there is an increased risk of a crash.

1,888 units are affected.

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Thursday, July 27, 2017

Triumph Recalls 2017-2018 Street Cup Motorcycles For a Wiring Harness For the Hazard Warning Lights That May Be Pulled and Strained During Normal Steering Action

Triumph Motorcycles America, LTD (Triumph) is recalling certain 2017-2018 Triumph Street Cup motorcycles.

The wiring harness for the hazard warning lights may be pulled and strained during normal steering action.

The pulled wires may cause the wires to pull loose from the connector resulting in a loss of the hazard warning lights, reducing the motorcycles visibility when hazard warning lights are wanted, increasing the risk of a crash.

635 units are affected.

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Zero Recalls 2017 DSP ZF13.0, S ZF6.5, S ZF13.0, and SR ZF13.0 Motorcycles Since the Turn Signal Flasher May Not Change Its Flash Rate to Alert the Operator in the Event That a Turn Signal Stops Working

Zero Motorcycles Inc. (Zero) is recalling certain 2017 S ZF6.5, S ZF13.0, DSP ZF13.0, and SR ZF13.0 motorcycles.

In the event that a turn signal stops working, the turn signal flasher may not change its flash rate to alert the operator. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 108, "Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment."

If motorcycle is operated without knowing that a turn signal is not working, there would be an increased risk of a crash.

10 units are affected.

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