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Just 239 KTMs affected by recall

KTM UK issue statement on worldwide recall

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Submitted by Ben Cope on Thu, 08/11/2012 - 11:10

YESTERDAY we reported that KTM have issued a recall of 7,000 motorcycles due to a leaking fuel hose.

However, KTM UK have today issued a press release stating that only 239 bikes have been affected.

Here's what KTM have to say:

KTM has commenced the global recall of around 7000 motorcycles on specific models from 2012/13 in which only 239 off-road bikes from the UK and Ireland could be affected by a possible leak in the fuel hose due to a manufacturing process defect on the part of the supplier.

To date there have been no reported incidents with regard to this recall and a full list of the bikes recalled in the UK and Ireland can be found below.

A problem in the supplier’s manufacturing process could lead to a fuel leak in the bends or the ends of the affected fuel hose. Because of this possible process defect, KTM is exchanging the molded fuel hose on all of the affected models.

Customers who have taken delivery of motorcycles affected by this situation are being personally informed in writing. In addition, there is also the opportunity to check online if the motorcycle in question is affected by the recall action. The recall information is available in the “Service” area of www.ktm.com and can be seen by entering the complete (17 digit) chassis number and the motorcycle’s delivery certificate number, which is located on the upper right corner of the delivery certificate.

The replacement of the fuel line is to be exclusively carried out by specially trained, authorised official KTM dealers. It takes about 30 minutes and is naturally guaranteed and free of charge.

In the United Kingdom and Ireland, the recall action affects the following KTM Models:

Off-road 2012:

250 EXC-F Six Days, 250 SX-F

350 EXC-F, 350 SX-F, Freeride 350

450 EXC

500 EXC

Off-road 2013:

450 EXC

500 EXC

KTM UK very much regrets the resulting inconvenience concerning this recall, but the safety of its customers is paramount.


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