RECALL: Piaggio is Recalling 2,147 Fly 50, Vespa LX and Vespa S50

December 30, 2011 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –

Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s):
     PIAGGIO / FLY 50 2011-2012
     PIAGGIO / VESPA LX50 2010-2012
     PIAGGIO / VESPA S50 2009-2012
Manufacturer: PIAGGIO USA, INC. Mfr’s Report Date: DEC 19, 2011
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 11V603000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:MODULE
Potential Number of Units Affected: 2,147
Summary:
 PIAGGIO IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011-2012 FLY 50 4T 4-VALVE SCOOTERS, MODEL YEAR 2010-2012 VESPA LX50 4T 4-VALVE SCOOTERS, AND MODEL YEAR 2009-2012 VESPA S50 4T 4-VALVE SCOOTERS. THE IGNITION CONTROL UNIT MAY FAIL AND ALTER THE IGNITION TIMING.
Consequence:
 IMPROPER IGNITION TIMING MAY CAUSE AN ENGINE BACKFIRE INTO THE AIRBOX, INCREASING THE RISK OF A FIRE.
Remedy:
 PIAGGIO WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE IGNITION CONTROL UNIT FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR BEFORE JANUARY 17, 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT PIAGGIO CUSTOMER CARE HELPLINE AT 212-380-4433.
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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