KTM Enduro Motorcycle Recall Issued Due to Fuel Leaks, Crash Risk
About 1,300 off-road and closed-course Enduro motorcycles have been recalled because of small holes and cracks that may develop in the fuel hoses, which could lead to a fire or pose a potential crash hazard.
The KTM Enduro motorcycle recall was announced by the U.S. Consumer product Safety Commission (CPSC) on January 15, after the manufacturer, KTM-Sportmortorcycle AG, received at least 13 reports of fuel leaks emanating from small holes and cracks in the fuel hose.
According to the CPSC, the pre-formed fuel hoses can develop the holes and cracks during use, which could allow the fuel to leak out and catch fire.
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Although no injuries have been reported to date, consumers have been advised to stop using the motorcycle immediately, as it could pose a risk of accidents or fires if the leak develops while he vehicle is being driven.
The recall includes seven 2013 models and one 2012 Enduro model off-road and closed-course motorcycles. The Enduro motorcycle models recalled are the 2013 250 XC-F, 250 XCF-W, 350 XC-F, 350 XCF-W, 450 XC-F, 450 XC-W, 500 XC-W and MY 2012 KTM 350 XCF-W. The models numbers are printed on the rear fender on both side of the motorcycle below the tail end of the seat and have KTM printed on the front number plate and on both sides of the shrouds covering the fuel tank.
The motorcycles were manufactured in Austria under KTM-Sportmotorcycle AG, of Mattighofen, Austria and imported by KTM North America, Inc., of Amherst Ohio. The recalled motorcycles were sold in black and orange colors at authorized KTM dealers nationwide from October 2011 through September 2012 for between $8,500 and $9,600.
The CPSC recommends that consumer stop using the recalled Enduro motorcycles immediately and contact a KTM authorized dealer or (888) 985-6090 to schedule a free repair. Consumers may also visit their website at www.ktmusa.com and click on “Dealer and Service” for more information.
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