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Motorcycle Recall - Moto Guzzi

NHTSA Campaign ID:  08V305000
Component:  Exterior Lighting: Headlights
Manufacturer:  Piaggio USA, Inc.
Recall Date: 07/08/2008
Potential Number of Units Affected: 646
Defect Summary:
Piaggio is recalling 646 model year 2007-2008 Moto Guzzi Norge 1200 motorcycle models equipped with Triom headlights, low beam bulb and headlight reflectors. The headlight low beam bulb has a "pigtail" wire attached to it. This wire connects the low beam bulb to the motorcycle's wiring harness. It may touch the hardware used to secure the bulb in the reflector. Over time and vibration the insulation may wear through causing the direct short to ground. This short causes the motorcycle's main fuse to blow and all electrical power to the motorcycle to stop.
Consequence Summary:
Electrical power to the motorcycle is cut off and as a result, the engine stalls increasing the risk of a crash.
Corrective Summary:
Dealers will install a new bulb with an extra protection around the power wire to provide greater protection. Remedy will be free of charge. The recall is expected to begin during July 2008. Owners may contact Piaggio at 212-380-4431.

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