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Motorcycle Recall - Vespa

NHTSA Campaign ID:  07V253000
Component:  Service Brakes, Hydraulic: Foundation Components: Hoses, Lines/Piping, and Fittings
Manufacturer:  Piaggio USA, INC.
Recall Date: 05/24/2007
Potential Number of Units Affected: 2757
Defect Summary:
On certain motorcycles, the graphite exhaust bushing, which seals the connection between the exhaust pipe and the muffler, must be replaced each time the muffler is removed and reinstalled. If the exhaust bushing is not replaced, exhaust gases may be permitted to leak past the bushing.
Consequence Summary:
The rear brake hose may be impaired or melted, increasing the risk of a crash.
Corrective Summary:
Dealers will replace the header, pipe, clamp and gasket, thereby eliminating the potential issue. The manufacturer has not yet provided an owner notification schedule for this campaign. Owners may contact Piaggio/Vespa at 1-212-380-4400.

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