KTM Recall of certain Husqvarna 701 Vitpilen and 701 Svartpilen motorcycles

WASHINGTON, D.C. – August 23, 2021 – (Motor Sports NewsWire) –

Husqvarna Recall: License Plate Bracket May Contact Rear Wheel

License plate bracket interference with the rear wheel can increase the risk of a crash or injury.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 21V627000

Manufacturer: KTM North America, Inc.

Components: STRUCTURE, SUSPENSION

Potential Number of Units Affected: 1,506

MAKE MODEL MODEL YEAR(S)
HUSQVARNA SVARTPILEN 701 2019 – 2020
HUSQVARNA VITPILEN 701 2018 – 2020

Summary: KTM North America, Inc. (KTM) is recalling certain 2018-2020 Husqvarna Motorcycle 701 Vitpilen and 2019-2020 701 Svartpilen motorcycles. The gear teeth on the license plate holder and swingarm may be positioned incorrectly, possibly resulting in a loose rear axle nut, causing the license plate holder to contact the rear wheel.

Remedy: Dealers will inspect and realign the gear teeth on the license plate holder and swingarm, and inspect the tightness of the rear wheel axle collar, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed in August 2021. Owners may contact KTM customer service at 1-888-985-6090. KTM’s number for this recall is HTB2106.

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.nhtsa.gov.

Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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