E-TON is Recalling More than 25,000 Units

April 14, 2011 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –

Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s):
E-TON / MATRIX 50 2008-2009
E-TON / MATRIX RX 150 2008-2009
E-TON / PN2 1999-2003
E-TON / PN2B/BEAMER 50 2004-2009
E-TON / PN2C 2004-2006
E-TON / PN2F/BEAMER RX 150 2006-2008
E-TON / PN2G 2007
Manufacturer: ETON AMERICA LLC Mfr’s Report Date: MAR 16, 2011
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 11V189000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH
Potential Number of Units Affected: 25,176
Summary:
 E-TON IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 1999-2010 50CC AND 150CC, BEAMER I, BEAMER II, BEAMER III, AND MODEL YEAR 2007-2010 50CC AND 150CC MATRIX MOTORCYCLES. THE ENGINE ON/OFF SWITCH SHOULD BE LOCATED ON THE RIGHT SIDE HANDLEBAR. THE HIGH/LOW BEAM LIGHT SWITCH SHOULD BE LOCATED ON THE LEFT HANDLEBAR. THESE SWITCH LOCATIONS ARE REVERSED ON THE MODELS LISTED ABOVE. THE VEHICLES, THEREFORE, FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 213, “MOTORCYCLE CONTROLS AND DISPLAYS.”
Consequence:
 THE RIDER MAY GET CONFUSED WHILE USING THE HANDLEBAR SWITCHES CAUSING THE SCOOTER TO LOSE POWER DURING OPERATION INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy:
 DEALERS WILL REPAIR THE SCOOTERS AND REVERSE THE FUNCTION SWITCH LOCATIONS FREE OF CHARGE. OWNER NOTIFICATIONS ARE EXPECTED TO BE ISSUED SHORTLY. OWNERS MAY CONTACT E-TON AT 1-866-224-3318.
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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