WASHINGTON, D.C. – December 9, 2019 – (Motor Sports NewsWire) –
Piaggio Recall –
Hydrogen in the braking system can reduce the brake lever’s ability to activate the brakes, increasing the risk of a crash.
NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V826000
Manufacturer: Piaggio Group Americas. Inc.
Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1,328
|PIAGGIO||VESPA GTS 300||2019|
|PIAGGIO||VESPA GTS 300 HPE||2020|
Summary: Piaggio Group Americas. Inc. (Piaggio) is recalling certain 2019 Vespa GTV 300, GTS 300, and 2020 Vespa GTS 300 HPE scooters. The brake lines may have been improperly galvanized, allowing hydrogen to be released into the brake fluid.
Remedy: Piaggio will notify owners, and dealers will install front and rear master cylinder brake flush fittings, and perform a complete brake system flush, free of charge. The recall began November 27, 2019 and owner letters will be mailed through January 17, 2020. Owners may contact Piaggio customer service at 1-212-380-4433. Piaggio’s number for this recall is PP2ZZQ1904_GTS.
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 Piaggio Recall