CFMoto Recalls 6,405 Motorcycles

November 18, 2011 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –

Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s):
     CHG / CF250T V3 2005-2009
     CHG / CF250T V5 2005-2009
Manufacturer: CFMOTO POWERSPORTS, INC. Mfr’s Report Date: NOV 08, 2011
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 11V544000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
Potential Number of Units Affected: 6,405
Summary:
 CFMOTO IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2005 THROUGH 2009 CF250T V3, AND CF205T V5 AUTOMATIC MOTORCYCLES MANUFACTURED FROM JANUARY 1, 2005, THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2009. THESE MODELS WERE BUILT WITH A LEFT HAND REAR WHEEL BRAKE INSTEAD OF THE REQUIRED RIGHT FOOT OPERATED REAR WHEEL BRAKE. THEREFORE, THESE VEHICLES FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NUMBER 123, “MOTORCYCLE CONTROLS AND DISPLAYS.”
Consequence:
 THE ABSENCE OF STANDARDIZED MOTORCYCLE CONTROLS MAY HINDER THE OPERATORS ABILITY TO EFFECTIVELY BRAKE, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy:
 CFMOTO WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL INSTALL A RIGHT FOOT CONTROL REAR WHEEL BRAKE KIT FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR BEFORE MAY 1, 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CFMOTO AT 1-888-823-6686.
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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