Piaggio recalls 2012-2013 Moto Guzzi Stelvio NTX 1200 motorcycles
RECALL Subject : Rear Suspension Connecting Links may Fail
Report Receipt Date: JUL 24, 2013
NHTSA Campaign Number: 13V323000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 680
All Products Associated with this Recall
Vehicle MakeModelModel Year(s)
MOTO GUZZI GRISO 12002012-2013
MOTO GUZZI NORGE 12002012-2013
MOTO GUZZI STELVIO NTX 12002012-2013
Manufacturer: Piaggio Group Americas. Inc.
Piaggio Group Americas (Piaggio) is recalling certain model year 2012-2013 Moto Guzzi Stelvio NTX 1200 motorcycles manufactured February 6, 2012, through April 10, 2013; and model year 2012-2013 Moto Guzzi Norge 1200 motorcycles manufactured January 25, 2012, through March 21, 2013; and model year 2012-2013 Moto Guzzi Griso 1200 motorcycles manufactured January 26, 2012, through April 29, 2013. Due to a manufacturing fault, the rear suspension connecting links could fracture.
If the rear suspension links fail while riding, the rear suspension would suddenly collapse, increasing the risk of a crash.
Piaggio will notify owners, and Moto Guzzi dealers will replace the rear suspension connecting links on the affected vehicles, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in August 2013. Owners may contact Piaggio at 1-877-696-6864.
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 Home | Safercar -- National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).