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Yamaha Recalls 8,700 Scooters for Engine Stalling Defect

A problem with the fuel system of Zuma 125 scooters has led Yamaha Motor Corp. to recall approximately 8,700 vehicles. As reported by The Wall Street Journal, the defect could potentially cause the vehicles to stall unexpectedly while in use, endangering riders. The scooters being recalled are from the 2009 model year. The bikes were built from July 2008 through April 2009. Recall documents filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reveal there may be improper clearances of parts within the fuel pump of the scooters. This could restrict the fuel supply and prevent enough gas from reaching the engine and causing a stall. The Investigation began in November of 2012. The recall is expected to begin sometime during February 2013. Yamaha will be contacting affected owners and replacing the fuel pump with a newly-designed model. The company can be contacted at (800) 962-7962 for more information regarding the recall. Ventura lemon motorcycle attorney Howard D. Silver  has been representing consumers in lemon law cases for more than 25 years. For more information on how he can help, call the Law Offices of Howard D. Silver for a free consultation at (866) 49-LEMON.

Inflation and Retention Defects Cause Continental Tire Recall

Continental Tire the Americas, LLC, has issued a recall affecting approximately 1,700 of its motorcycle tires. The recall is due to concerns about the tire inflation and retention abilities, according to TireReview.com.

Problems with their tires may cause them to wear unevenly, cause groove cracking, and possibly belt lift. If this happens, the tires may unexpectedly lose inflation pressure, which can cause a lack of control. As motorcycles are highly dependent on balance and control, a problem with one tire can quickly lead to a crash. The reasons behind the problem have not been disclosed.

The recalled tires are Continental ContiMotion radials size 180/60R16 M/C 74H, sold in the U.S. replacement market and elsewhere. The tires can be identified by the DOT serial numbers (H60LJJE5110 through H60LJJE3811) found on the tires.

Los Angeles motorcycle lemon law lawyers understand that there are many types of defects that can endanger the lives of motorcyclists. Tire defects in particular can put riders in serious danger. Should a problem with the design or manufacture of a tire cause it to suddenly fail, the rider can lose control of the motorcycle and experience an accident.

If you believe that the motorcycle you purchased in California has experienced enough defects to qualify as a lemon, call lemon law lawyer Howard D. Silver at (866) 49-LEMON. The Law Offices of Howard D. Silver has dedicated itself to the rights and well being of consumers.

BMW Motorcycles Recalled for Brake Failure

BMW of North America, LLC is recalling sports motorcycles due to defects affecting the front brake system. As released in conjunction with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 2,062 motorcycles are being recalled.

Motorcycles included in the recall are the BMW K1200 R, BMW K1200 R Sport, and BMW K1200 S, all from model years 2007 and 2008. The NHTSA has reported that brake fluid stored in the front brake fluid reservoir may foam, which can reduce the braking capability of the bikes and result in a crash.

The recall is expected to begin in November, during which time BMW will contact affected owners. The front brake fluid reservoirs of the motorcycles will be retrofitted with a screen insert to prevent foaming without charge to owners. Owners can contact BMW at (800) 525-7417 or call the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at (888) 327-4236 for more information.

If you or a loved one has been affected by a lemon vehicle, San Bernardino County motorcycle lemon law attorney Howard D. Silver can apply his years of experience and success to your case, giving you the representation you need and deserve. To learn more about how we can help, call The Law Offices of Howard D. Silver today at (866) 49-LEMON for a free consultation.

102,000 Suzuki Vehicles Recalled for Headlight Defects

Suzuki Motor Corporation is recalling more than 102,000 vehicles due to headlamp defects. In conjunction with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 2004 through 2006 Forenzas and 2005 through 2006 Renos will be recalled.

The recall is the result of poor contact between wire terminals connected to the headlamps. The defect can generate heat that may melt the splice pack which connects the power circuit wire for the headlamps. The melting of the splice pack could cause the low beam and/or high beam functions of the headlights to intermittently or completely fail.

Suzuki will be notifying owners of the recall and will repair the problem free of charge. Suzuki dealers will reconnect the affected wires with heat-sink crimps. For more information concerning the recall, consumers can contact Suzuki at (714) 996-7040 or the NHTSA’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at (888) 327-4236. The NHTSA recall campaign number is 12V397000.

The same models were recalled in 2007 for the loss of daytime lights and low beams, even though the company said they made a design change in 2006 to solve the problem of headlight malfunction.

San Bernardino lemon law attorney Howard D. Silver has many years of experience helping consumers get their money back or a new car for their defective vehicle. To find out more about how the experienced legal team at the Law Offices of Howard D. Silver can help, call us today at (866) 49-LEMON.

Ducati Recalls 375 Panigale Motorcycles due to Suspension Collapse Problems

Motorcycle manufacturer Ducati Motor Holding S.p.A. has recalled one of its most high profile and newest models due to a defect that may lead to deadly crashes. In partnership with the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Ducati is recalling 375 of its 1199 Panigale motorcycles due to a suspension defect.

According to the NHTSA, a screw that is used to retain the swingarm and keep it connected to the rear suspension linkage, is at the heart of the problem. Because it is the wrong screw, the linkage may detach from the swingarm and cause a suspension collapse during riding. If this occurs, it would be difficult to control the bike and may lead to an accident.

Introduced for the first time in 2011, the Ducati 1199 Panigale is one of the company’s newest models with a twin-cylinder engine and 195 horsepower. Ducati will notify owners about the recall and have dealers inspect and replace the offending screw without charge. Owners can contact Ducati at (800) 231-6696 or the NHTSA at (888) 327-4236 for more information.

Just like a car, if a motorcycle cannot be repaired after a reasonable number of attempts, you may be entitled to your money back or a new bike. Los Angeles motorcycle lemon attorney Howard D. Silver has the years of experience and skills needed to successfully prosecute your case. For more information, call (866) 49-LEMON.

Kawasaki Recalls Over 2,500 Motorcycles for Electrical System Wiring Problem

Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A., is recalling approximately 2,560 of its motorcycles on account of a problem with wiring in the electrical system. According to SaferCar.gov, the recall involves the following vehicles, all from the 2011 model year:

  • Kawasaki ZX1000JBFL
  • Kawasaki ZX1000JBL
  • Kawasaki ZX1000KBFL
  • Kawasaki ZX1000KBL

The recall was prompted after it was discovered that it is possible for a piece of the vehicle’s wiring harness to become pinched in between the rear fender and the rear subframe or in between the bolt that holds the seat cover and the rear subframe. If this occurs, it can significantly damage the wiring and harness, and may result in a short between the frame and the wires or within the wires. As a consequence, the motorcycle’s engine could stop suddenly and an accident could take place.

To remedy the defect, affected vehicle owners will be notified of the problem by Kawasaki. A dealer notification schedule has not yet been provided by the manufacturer. Owners will be instructed to take their motorcycle to a dealer, where the main harness will be rerouted and the vehicle will be repaired as necessary. The repair will be done at no cost to owners. For more information, owners can contact the Consumer Services Department of Kawasaki at 1-866-802-9381. The Vehicle Safety Hotline of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) may also be contacted at 1-888-327-4236.

Many consumers may not realize that if their motorcycle is a lemon they are eligible to receive a new bike or their money back. Lawyer Howard D. Silver can help you determine whether your motorcycle is a lemon and explain the legal options available to you. To learn more, call (855) 341-2611.

 

Posted Date: 
Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Close to 1,000 Diavel Ducati Motorcycles Recalled for Equipment Problem

Ducati North America has announced a recall of 964 Diavel motorcycles from model year 2011 due to an equipment problem. The bikes were manufactured between September of 2010 and May of 2011.

The problem exists with the brass inserts that are installed in the chain guard. The inserts may become deformed over time, which may result in the potential loosening of the license plate holder retaining screws on the rear swing-arm. As a result, the license plate holder may become loose during normal operation of the motorcycle. Should this occur, it may interfere with the vehicle’s rear wheel rotation, therefore increasing the risk of an accident.

Owners of the recalled motorcycles will be instructed to take the bike to a Ducati dealer, where the chain guard will be replaced with an updated version that is made with steel inserts. The repair will be done at no cost to consumers. It is expected the recall will start sometime during July.

Consumers with questions can contact Ducati at 1-800-231-6696 and reference Ducati safety recall number RCL-11-002. They may also call the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 or visit http://www.safercar.gov.

Many consumers are not aware that they are offered protection under California's lemon law if they purchase a new motorcycle with a defect that impairs its use, value, or safety. They may be eligible for a replacement bike or a refund of their money. If you believe your new motorcycle is a lemon, contact Howard D. Silver,California motorcycle lemon law attorney. Mr. Silver can analyze the specifics of your situation in order to determine whether you have a valid claim. Call (855) 341-2611 to find out how Mr. Silver can help you today.

 

Posted Date: 
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
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