Malfunctioning Brakes Prompt Recall for KYMCO Road Scooters

Malfunctioning Brakes Prompt Recall for KYMCO Road Scooters
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October 13, 2015

A motorcycle, motor scooter, and ATV manufacturer is issuing a recall due to defective brakes.

KYMCO will voluntarily recall certain model year 2015 Super 8-50 X and 2015 Super 8-150 X road scooters after the discovery that the front hydraulic brake hose may be improperly routed. As a result, the brake hose may contact the front tire when the front suspension is compressed.

If the hydraulic brake hose contacts the tire, the hose may rupture, resulting in a loss of front brakes and increasing the risk of a crash.

KYMCO is recalling about 800 road scooters that may be impacted by the defect.

The company will notify owners, and dealers will replace the two brake hose securing brackets, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule.

Owners with questions about the recall can contact KYMCO customer service at (888) 235-3417.