RECALL: 2011 – 2012 Triumph Sprint GT, Tiger 800 and Tiger 800 XC

August 12, 2011 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –

Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s):
     TRIUMPH / SPRINT GT 2011-2012
     TRIUMPH / TIGER 800 2011-2012
     TRIUMPH / TIGER 800 XC 2011-2012
Manufacturer: TRIUMPH MOTORCYCLES AMERICA LTD Mfr’s Report Date: JUL 28, 2011
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 11V393000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: EQUIPMENT
Potential Number of Units Affected: 134
Summary:
 TRIUMPH IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011-2012 SPRINT GT, TIGER 800 AND TIGER 800 XC MOTORCYCLES MANUFACTURED FROM JUNE 2010 THROUGH JUNE 2011. THE TOP BOX LOCKING HANDLE IS MISSING A CLIP ON THE LOCKING MECHANISM AND THUS IT IS POSSIBLE THAT THE TOP BOX MAY DETACH FROM THE MACHINE.
Consequence:
 IF THE TOP BOX FALLS FROM THE MOTORCYCLE, IT COULD STRIKE ANOTHER VEHICLE, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy:
 DEALERS WILL INSTALL A NEW FITMENT CLIP PART TO THE TOP BOX LOCKING HANDLE SPINDLE TO ALIGN THE RACK AND PINION MECHANISM TO PREVENT DISENGAGEMENT. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING AUGUST 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TRIUMPH CUSTOMER SERVICE DEPARTMENT AT 1-678-539-8782.
Notes:
 TRIUMPH SAFETY RECALL NO. RM2011/015. 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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