WASHINGTON, D.C. – January 16, 2015 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –
RECALL Subject: Sprocket may Loosen and the Rear Wheel may Lock Up
NHTSA Campaign Number: 15V007000
Component(s): POWER TRAIN
Potential Number of Units Affected: 337
All Products Associated with this Recall
2014 – 2015
Manufacturer: Piaggio Group Americas. Inc.
Piaggio Group Americas, Inc. (Piaggio) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Aprilia Shiver 750 motorcycles manufactured February 10, 2014, to October 28, 2014 and 2015 Aprilia Caponord 1200 motorcycles manufactured November 14, 2013, to October 16, 2014. Due to improper machining of the output gear shaft face, the fastening screw on the sprocket may loosen and the rear wheel may lock up.
A rear wheel lock up increases the risk of a crash.
Piaggio will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the output shaft, replacing any that are found to be defective, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in January 2015. Owners may contact Piaggio customer service at 1-212-380-4433.
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.