Piaggio Group Americas is Recalling certain 2012-2013 Moto Guzzi 1200s

WASHINGTON, D.C. – August 8, 2013 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –

RECALL Subject : Rear Suspension Connecting Links may Fail

Report Receipt Date: JUL 24, 2013
NHTSA Campaign Number: 13V323000
Component(s): SUSPENSION
Potential Number of Units Affected: 680

Vehicle Make

Model

Model Year(s)

MOTO GUZZI

GRISO 1200

2012 – 2013

MOTO GUZZI

NORGE 1200

2012 – 2013

MOTO GUZZI

STELVIO NTX 1200

2012 – 2013

Manufacturer: Piaggio Group Americas. Inc.

SUMMARY: Piaggio Group Americas (Piaggio) is recalling certain model year 2012-2013 Moto Guzzi Stelvio NTX 1200 motorcycles manufactured February 6, 2012, through April 10, 2013; and model year 2012-2013 Moto Guzzi Norge 1200 motorcycles manufactured January 25, 2012, through March 21, 2013; and model year 2012-2013 Moto Guzzi Griso 1200 motorcycles manufactured January 26, 2012, through April 29, 2013. Due to a manufacturing fault, the rear suspension connecting links could fracture.

CONSEQUENCE: If the rear suspension links fail while riding, the rear suspension would suddenly collapse, increasing the risk of a crash.

REMEDY: Piaggio will notify owners, and Moto Guzzi dealers will replace the rear suspension connecting links on the affected vehicles, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in August 2013. Owners may contact Piaggio at 1-877-696-6864.

NOTES: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

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