Wildfire Recalls Hybrid Bike/Car For ABS Warning Light Issue

 WILDFIRE IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2009 WF650-C MOTORCYCLES, MANUFACTURED FROM APRIL 2008 THROUGH JANUARY 2009 FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 122, “MOTORCYCLE BRAKE SYSTEM.” AS BUILT, THESE MOTORCYCLES HAVE A SINGLE BRAKE FLUID RESERVOIR WITH A SINGLE FILLER OPENING AND LACK THE REQUIRED RESERVOIR LABELING. WARNING LAMPS INDICATING BRAKE FAILURE ARE ALSO ABSENT.
Consequence:
  WITHOUT THE REQUIRED BRAKE RESERVOIR LABEL, OPERATORS MAY IMPROPERLY MAINTAIN THE BRAKE SYSTEM. WITH ONLY A SINGLE BRAKE FLUID RESERVOIR FOR THE ENTIRE BRAKE SYSTEM AND NO BRAKE FAILURE INDICATOR LAMP, IN THE EVENT OF ANY BRAKE FLUID LEAK, THE ENTIRE BRAKE SYSTEM COULD FAIL WITHOUT WARNING, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.Remedy:
  WILDFIRE WILL CONTACT OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL CORRECT THE MOTORCYCLES, FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING MARCH 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT WILDFIRE AT 740-283-6540.

Polaris Recalls Indian Kickstand 09-2011

Vehicle Make / Model: Indian / Indian      Model Year(s): 2009-2011

Manufacture: Indian Motorcycle Company

Mfr’s Report Date: June 24, 2011

NHTSA Campaign ID Number: 11v344000       NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: Structure:Motorcycle Kickstand/Center Stand

Potential Number of Units Affected:699

Summary:
Polaris is recalling certain model year 2009-2011 Indian Motorcycles for failing to confirm to the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 123 “Motorcycle controls and displays.” The side stand may not fold rearward an upward if it contacts the ground when the motorcycle is moving forward.

Consequence:
If the stand does not fold rearward and upward while the motorcycle moves forward, the driver’s ability to control the motorcyle could be affected, increasing the risk of a crash.

Remedy:
Dealers will replace the side stand free of charge. The safety recall is expected to being during August 2011. Owners may contact Indian at 651-408-7579

Notes:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Safety Administration’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to  HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV

Ducati Recalls Steering Component

Vehicle Make/ Model: Ducati  / Diavel                                                                                                      Model Year(s): 2011
Ducati / MTS 1200                                                                                                                                                                             2010-2011

Manufacturer: Ducati North America                                                                                                        Mfr’s Report Date: APR 21, 2011

NHTSA Campaign ID Number: 11V253000                                                                                             NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: Steering

Potential Number of Units Affected: 1,051

Summery:
Ducati is recalling certain model year 2010-2011 Multistrada 1200, and model year 2011, Diavel Motorcycles, the electronic steering lock may fail to disengage during the motorcycle “key-on” process. This has been linked directly to a certain revision of the hands free device software. It could result in a situation where the motorcycle’s engine might start while the steering lock is still engaged.  A rider could start the motorcycle and attempy to ride away while steering is still locked.

Consequence:
The rider could experience the inability to steer increasing the risk of low speed tip-over or collision, thus increasing the potential for injury to the rider.

Remedy:
The dealer will update the software of the hands free control unit free of charge. The recall is expected to begin during May 2011. Owners may contact Ducati at 1-800-231-6696

Notes:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to SaferCar.gov