KTM Issues Recall for Motocross Bikes Due to Potential Fuel Leak

KTM Issues Recall for Motocross Bikes Due to Potential Fuel Leak
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January 5, 2016

Competition motocross motorcycles from KTM North America are being recalled due to a fire hazard.

The company's recall applies to model year 2015 and 2016 KTM SX-F motocross motorcycles with 250cc to 450cc, 4-cycle engines. In affected vehicles, the molded fuel hoses could leak fuel at the radius or the ends of the hose, posing a fire hazard. This is the second recall from KTM in recent weeks.

The recalled KTM motorcycles are orange and black with the manufacturer's logo on both sides of the shrouds covering the fuel tank. The engine size and SX-F are on both sides of the rear fender below the rear of the seat.

Model year 2015 motorcycles will have the letter F in the 10th position of the vehicle identification number (VIN), while the 2016 models feature the letter G in the 10th position. The VIN is located on the right side of the steering head.

Consumers could purchase these vehicles from KTM authorized dealers nationwide from December 2014 through April 2015 for between $9,000 and $10,200 for model year 2015 motorcycles and from May 2015 through September 2015 for between $8,400 and $9,300 for model year 2016 motorcycles.

No injuries have been reported in connection to this defect.

Consumers should immediately stop riding the recalled motorcycles and contact an authorized KTM dealer to schedule a free repair. KTM is contacting consumers directly.

Owners with questions about this recall can contact KTM customer service at (888) 985-6090.