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Motorcycle Recall - Piaggio

NHTSA Campaign ID:  11V603000
Component:  Electrical System: Ignition: Module
Manufacturer:  Piaggio USA, INC.
Recall Date: 12/19/2011
Potential Number of Units Affected: 2147
Defect Summary:
Piaggio is recalling certain model year 2011-2012 Fly 50 4T 4-valve scooters, model year 2010-2012 Vespa LX50 4T 4-valve scooters, and model year 2009-2012 Vespa S50 4T 4-valve scooters. The ignition control unit may fail and alter the ignition timing.
Consequence Summary:
Improper ignition timing may cause an engine backfire into the airbox, increasing the risk of a fire.
Corrective Summary:
Piaggio will notify owners, and dealers will replace the ignition control unit free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin on or before January 17, 2012. Owners may contact Piaggio customer care helpline at 212-380-4433.

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