Recall: KTM North America Competition/Closed Course Off-road Motocross Motorcycles
On 2016-01-05, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding KTM North America Competition/Closed Course Off-road Motocross Motorcycles due to a potential fire hazard. This product sold new beginning in December 2014 for about $8400 to $10200.
About 2,000 units are involved in this motorcycle recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the Off-Road Motorcycles & Dirt Bikes category in 2016.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 30 similar recalls,
involving about 200,000 product units.
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What is the problem?
The molded fuel hoses could leak fuel at the radius or the ends of the hose, posing a fire hazard.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves model year 2015 and 2016 KTM SX-F motocross motorcycles with 250cc to 450cc, 4-cycle engines.
Recalled KTM motorcycles are orange and black with the KTM logo on both sides of the shrouds covering the fuel tank. The engine size and "SX-F" are on both sides of the rear fender below the rear of the seat.
Model year 2015 motorcycles will have the letter F in the 10th position of the vehicle identification number (VIN).The VIN is located on the right side of the steering head.
Model year 2016 motorcycles will have the letter G in the 10th position of the vehicle identification number (VIN).The VIN is located on the right side of the steering head.
These items were sold new+ at KTM authorized dealers nationwide from December 2014 through April 2015 for between $9,000 and $10,200 for model year 2015 Motorcycles and from May 2015 through September 2015 for between $8,400 and $9,300 for model year 2016 Motorcycles.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.
The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately stop riding the recalled motorcycles and contact an authorized KTM dealer to schedule a free repair. KTM is contacting consumers directly.
KTM North America toll-free at 888-985-6090 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.ktmusa.com and click on Service, then the Safety tab for more information.†
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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