Piaggio Recall certain Aprilia and Moto Guzzi motorcycles due to increase the risk of a crash

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

WASHINGTON, D.C. – August 15, 2019 – (Motor Sorts NewsWire) –

Piaggio Recall: Motorcycle May Unexpectedly Slow Down or Stop

Unexpectedly slowing down or stopping while driving with no warning to following traffic can increase the risk of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V561000

Manufacturer: Piaggio Group Americas. Inc.

Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

Potential Number of Units Affected: 1,701

MAKE MODEL MODEL YEAR(S)
APRILIA DORSODURO 2014 – 2016, 2018 – 2019
APRILIA MANA 850 2013 – 2014
APRILIA SHIVER 2018
MOTO GUZZI AUDACE 2016 – 2018
MOTO GUZZI CALIFORNIA 2017 – 2018
MOTO GUZZI ELDORADO 2016 – 2018
MOTO GUZZI MGX 21 BAGGER 2017

Summary: Piaggio Group Americas. Inc. (Piaggio) is recalling certain 2016-2018 Moto Guzzi Audace 1400 and Eldorado 1400, 2017-2018 Moto Guzzi California 1400, 2017 Moto Guzzi MGX 21 Bagger, 2013-2014 Aprilia Mana 850, 2014-2016 Aprilia Dorsoduro 750, 2018-2019 Aprilia Dorsoduro 900, and 2018 Aprilia Shiver 900 motorcycles. Due to a problem with the front brake master cylinder, the front brakes may drag or apply, causing the motorcycle to unexpectedly slow down or stop completely without activating the rear brake light.

Remedy: Piaggio will notify owners, and dealers will inspect, and if necessary, replace the front brake master cylinder free of charge. The recall is expected to begin August 13, 2019. Owners may contact Piaggio customer service at 1-212-380-4433. Piaggio’s number for this recall is PA2ZZQ1904.

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.

Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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