KTM is Recalling certain 2015 Husqvarna FE 350 S and FE 501 S motorcycles

NHTSA

KTM North America, Inc. (KTM) is recalling certain model year 2015 Husqvarna FE 350 S and FE 501 S motorcycles manufactured from July 22, 2014, to July 23, 2014.

February 13, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Motorsports Newswire

RECALL Subject: Fork Piston Rod may Detach from Fork Cap

Report Receipt Date: FEB 02, 2015
NHTSA Campaign Number: 15V055000
Component(s): SUSPENSION
Potential Number of Units Affected: 249

All Products Associated with this Recall:

2015 Husqvarna FE 350 S
2015 Husqvarna FE 501 S

Manufacturer: KTM North America, Inc.

SUMMARY:
KTM North America, Inc. (KTM) is recalling certain model year 2015 Husqvarna FE 350 S and FE 501 S motorcycles manufactured from July 22, 2014, to July 23, 2014. In the forks of the affected motorcycles, the threaded connection between the piston rod and fork cap may not have been sufficiently tightened and therefore the piston rod could become stuck within the fork leg.

CONSEQUENCE:
If the piston rod detaches within the fork leg, the front suspension could malfunction and destabilize the motorcycle, increasing the risk of a crash.

REMEDY:
KTM will notify owners, and Husqvarna dealers will inspect the torque of the fork piston rod to the fork cap, correcting it as necessary, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact KTM customer service at 1-888-985-6090. KTM’s number for this recall is TB 1503. Note: This recall supersedes recall 14V-772 in its entirety.

NOTES:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236, or go to www.safercar.gov.