Triumph recalls some Sprints for dipstick length

December 24, 2010 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –

Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s):
TRIUMPH / SPRINT GT 2010
TRIUMPH / SPRINT ST 2010
Manufacturer: TRIUMPH MOTORCYCLES AMERICA LTD Mfr’s Report Date: DEC 14, 2010
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 10V639000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY:FILLER PIPE AND CAP
Potential Number of Units Affected: 216
Summary:
 TRIUMPH IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2010 SPRINT ST AND GT MOTORCYCLES. THE PLUG/DIPSTICK IS OF AN INCORRECT LENGTH. AS A RESULT, THE ACCURACY OF THE DIPSTICK FOR MEASURING ADEQUATE LEVELS OF OIL MAY BE COMPROMISED AND ADEQUATE OIL LEVELS MAY NOT BE MAINTAINED.
Consequence:
 IN ADEQUATE OIL LEVELS MAY CAUSE THE ENGINE MAY TO SEIZE LEADING TO A LOSS OF CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE AND INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy:
 DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE ENGINE OIL PLUG/DIPSTICK FITTED TO THE CLUTCH COVER. THIS SERVICE WILL BE PERFORMED FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING DECEMBER 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TRIUMPH MOTORCYCLE AT 678-539-8782.
Notes:
 OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION’S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

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