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Motorcycle Recall - Piaggio Recall

By Walter F. Kern

NHTSA Campaign ID:  15V066000
Component:  Fuel System, Gasoline
Manufacturer:  Piaggio Group Americas. Inc.
Recall Date: 02/04/2015
Potential Number of Units Affected: 2,613
Defect Summary:
Piaggio Group Americas Inc. (Piaggio) is recalling certain model year 2008-2010 Vespa GTS 250, GTV 250, GTS Super 250, 2011 Vespa LX 150, LXV 150, S 150, 2010-2011 Vespa GTS 300, GTV 300, GTS Super 300, 2009-2010 Piaggio MP3 250, BV 250 Tourer, and 2010 BV 300 Tourer motorcycles. Due to a defective fuel pump, the affected motorcycles may stall while being operated or may fail to restart after being shut off for 15-20 minutes.
Consequence Summary:
If the motorcycle stalls, there is an increased risk of a crash.
Corrective Summary:
Piaggio will notify owners, and dealers will replace the defective fuel pump, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 16, 2015. Owners may contact Piaggio customer service at 1-212-380-4433.

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