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