Triumph recalls 1955, 2010 Thunderbirds for front fender mounting issue

May 13, 2011 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –

Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s):
     TRIUMPH / THUNDERBIRD 2010
Manufacturer: TRIUMPH MOTORCYCLES AMERICA LTD Mfr’s Report Date: MAY 09, 2011
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 11V277000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: EQUIPMENT
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1,955
Summary:
  TRIUMPH IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2010 THUNDERBIRD AND THUNDERBIRD ABS MOTORCYCLES MANUFACTURED FROM SEPTEMBER 2009 THROUGH AUGUST 2010. THESE MOTORCYCLES WERE BUILT WITH AN INCOMPATIBLE THREAD LOCKER/SCREW COMBINATION AT THE FRONT FENDER MOUNTING.
Consequence:
  THE SCREWS MAY WORK LOOSE AND THE SCREW HEADS CAN CONTACT THE SIDE WALL OF THE FRONT TIRE, LEADING TO TIRE DEFLATION, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy:
  DEALERS WILL INSTALL NEW SCREWS, FREE OF CHARGE. THE MANUFACTURER HAS NOT YET PROVIDED AN OWNER NOTIFICATION SCHEDULE. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TRIUMPH CUSTOMER SERVICE DEPARTMENT AT 1-678-539-8782.
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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