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Motorcycle Recall - Aprilia

NHTSA Campaign ID:  08V306000
Component:  Fuel System, Gasoline: Delivery: Fuel Pump
Manufacturer:  Piaggio USA, Inc.
Recall Date: 07/08/2008
Potential Number of Units Affected: 977
Defect Summary:
Piaggio is recalling 977 model year 2005-2007 Aprilia Tuono 1000 R and RSV 1000 R motorcycle models equipped with Bitron Spa fuel pump/fuel filters. The fuel hose connecting the fuel filter to the fuel pump/fuel filter mounting flange may come loose. If this fuel hose connection is loose, or has become completely disconnected, then there will be a drop in, or loss of, fuel pressure to the engine.
Consequence Summary:
A drop in, or loss of fuel pressure to the engine, the engine would stall increasing the risk of a crash.
Corrective Summary:
Bitron will supply dealers repair kits (length of fuel hose and two clamps) and dealers will replace the original parts on the fuel pump/fuel filter component free of charge. The recall is expected to begin during July 2008. Owners may contact Piaggio at 212-380-4431.

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