Safety recalls are usually instigated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) or the vehicle’s manufacturer. In either case, the manufacture must file a public report describing the recall and must attempt to notify owners of recalled vehicles or vehicle equipment.
All motorcycle manufactures have seen there share of recalls, but Triumph is having an unfortunate run of build quality lately. Below is a list of the recall notices from the NHTSA.
Back In January: Triumph Motorcycles recalled 250 model year 2011-2012 Daytona 675 and Street Triple motorcycles and 2012 Thunderbird and Thunderbird Storm motorcycles. The wheels were assembled with bearings of an unknown quality. Wheel bearings of poor quality could fail unexpectedly, increasing the risk of a motorcycle crash. Triumph will notify owners, and dealers will replace the affected bearings free of charge. The NHTSA Campaign Number: 13V032000
They also recalled 244 model year 2013 Trophy motorcycles manufactured from September 5, 2012, through November 29, 2012. These motorcycles were produced with a label bearing incorrect tire data which fails to conform to the labeling requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 120, “Tire Selection and Rims for Motor Vehicles Other Than Passenger Cars,” and they fail to comply with the certification requirements of 49 CFR Part 567, “Certification.” Owners relying on the information contained in the label may install incorrect replacement tires, increasing the risk of personal injury. None of the affected motorcycles have been sold to consumers and they will be repaired prior to sale. Therefore, an owner notification letter will not be issued for this campaign. NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V592000.
The latest notifications are:
NHTSA Campaign ID Number: 13V211– 2012 and 2013 models – Neutral Gear Light Remains Illuminated
NHTSA Campaign ID Number: 13V180 – 2012 and 2013 models – Incorrect GVWR Data on Label
NHTSA Campaign ID Number: 13V212 – 2012 and 2013 models – Transmission May Pop Out of Gear
NHTSA Campaign ID Number: 13V215 – 2012 and 2013 models – Throttle Cables May Hinder Steering
UPDATED: June 7, 2013 – Another recall just announced. NHTSA Campaign ID Number: 13V223 2012 and 2013 models – Fuel Tank May Leak.
Owners may contact your dealer or Triumph at 1-678-854-2010 for more information.
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