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Motocross motorcycles recalled over fire risk

Posted on January 11, 2016 3:11 pm under Product Liability

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced on January 5 that KTM North America recalled the Competition/Closed Course Off-Road Motorcycle after the discovery that these vehicles could burst into flames. The recall notice stated that the molded fuel hoses on the affected motorcycles have the possibility of leaking fuel at the radius or at the ends of the hose, a fault that could lead to fire and burn hazards to riders.

Approximately 1,800 units of the 2015 and 2016 model years of the KTM SX-F motocross motorcycles were involved in the recall. The motorbikes come with 250cc to 450cc, 4-cycle engines, and they come in orange and black. The KTM logo is located on the shrouds that cover the fuel tank, while the engine size and the SX-F label are located on the rear fender below the seat. The vehicle identification number (VIN) is located on the right side of the steering head, and the 10th position on the VIN determines the model year: “F” for 2015, and “G” for 2016.

The motorcycles were sold from December 2014 to April 2015 at KTM dealers nationwide, and consumers are encouraged to contact the dealers for a free repair.

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