Motor Sports News Wire – Detailed Recall Info for the Tiger 800 & 800XC


Detailed report of the 2 recalls out for the Triumph Tiger 800 and 800XC

RECALL: Triumph has 2 Recalls for the Tiger 800 & Tiger 800 XC

27 08 2011 August 26, 2011 – (Motor Sports Newswire) -

RECALL #1

Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s):
     TRIUMPH / TIGER 800 2011-2012
     TRIUMPH / TIGER 800 XC 2011-2012
Manufacturer: TRIUMPH MOTORCYCLES AMERICA LTD Mfr’s Report Date: AUG 22, 2011
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 11V436000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: STRUCTURE: MOTORCYCLE KICKSTAND/CENTER STAND
Potential Number of Units Affected: 668
Summary:
 TRIUMPH IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011-2012 TIGER 800 AND TIGER 800 XC MOTORCYCLES MANUFACTURED FROM SEPTEMBER 2010 THROUGH JUNE 2011. THE OPTIONAL ACCESSORY CENTER STAND ASSEMBLY CONTAINS A DEFECTIVE RETURN SPRING THAT MAY BREAK.
Consequence:
 IF THE RETURN SPRING BREAKS, THE CENTER STAND MAY UNEXPECTEDLY DROP AND DRAG ALONG THE ROAD SURFACE, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy:
 DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE RETURN SPRING AND REPAIR THE MOTORCYCLES FREE OF CHARGE. THE MANUFACTURER HAS NOT YET PROVIDED AN OWNER NOTIFICATION SCHEDULE. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TRIUMPH CUSTOMER SERVICE DEPARTMENT AT 1-678-854-2010.
Notes:
 TRIUMPH’S SAFETY RECALL NO. 430. 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 HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

RECALL #2

Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s):
     TRIUMPH / TIGER 800 2011-2012
     TRIUMPH / TIGER 800 XC 2011-2012
Manufacturer: TRIUMPH MOTORCYCLES AMERICA LTD Mfr’s Report Date: AUG 22, 2011
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 11V434000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1,485
Summary:
 TRIUMPH IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011-2012 TIGER 800 AND TIGER 800 XC MOTORCYCLES MANUFACTURED FROM SEPTEMBER 2010 THROUGH JUNE 2011, FOR A PROBLEM WITH THE ENGINE MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE.
Consequence:
 THE RIDER MAY NOTICE LOWER RPMS AND WHEN DECELERATING THE ENGINE COULD STALL, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy:
 DEALERS WILL DOWNLOAD NEW ENGINE MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE INTO THE MOTORCYCLES ELECTRONIC CONTROL UNIT (ECU), FREE OF CHARGE. THE MANUFACTURER HAS NOT YET PROVIDED AN OWNER NOTIFICATION SCHEDULE. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TRIUMPH CUSTOMER SERVICE DEPARTMENT AT 1-678-539-8782.
Notes:
 TRIUMPH’S SAFETY RECALL NUMBER IS 431. 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 HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .