Recall: KTM North America is recalling certain KTM & Husaberg models

June 4, 2011 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –

Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s):
     HUSABERG / FE 570S 2011
     HUSABERG / FS 570 2011
     KTM / 450 EXC 2011
     KTM / 530 EXC 2011
     KTM / 690 ENDURO R 2010-2011
Manufacturer: KTM NORTH AMERICA, INC Mfr’s Report Date: MAY 10, 2011
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 11V300000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: STEERING:WHEEL AND HANDLE BAR
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1,228
Summary:
 KTM IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2010 AND 2011 MOTORCYCLES MANUFACTURED FROM NOVEMBER 2009 THROUGH NOVEMBER 23, 2010. DUE TO IMPROPER HEAT TREATMENT, THE HANDLEBAR CLAMPS CAN DEVELOP CRACKS, ALLOWING THE HANDLEBAR TO MOVE FROM ITS SET POSITION.
Consequence:
 UNEXPECTED MOVEMENT OF THE HANDLEBAR MAY CAUSE THE DRIVER TO CRASH, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN INJURY OR DEATH TO THE RIDER OR OTHERS.
Remedy:
 AUTHORIZED KTM DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE DEFECTIVE CLAMPS FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING JUNE 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT KTM CUSTOMER SERVICE AT 1-888-985-6090 FOR ASSISTANCE.
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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