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Motorcycle Recall - Kymco Recall

By Walter F. Kern

NHTSA Campaign ID:  15V583000
Component:  Service Brakes, Hydraulic
Manufacturer:  KYMCO USA
Recall Date: 09/22/2015
Potential Number of Units Affected: 824
Defect Summary:
KYMCO (KYMCO USA) is recalling certain model year 2015 Super 8-50 X and 2015 Super 8-150 X road scooters manufactured February 6, 2015, to September 15, 2015. In the affected models, the front hydraulic brake hose may be improperly routed, and as a result, the brake hose may contact the front tire when the front suspension is compressed.
Consequence Summary:
If the hydraulic brake hose contacts the tire, the hose may rupture, resulting in a loss of front brakes and increasing the risk of a crash.
Corrective Summary:
KYMCO will notify owners, and dealers will replace the two brake hose securing brackets, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact KYMCO customer service at 1-888-235-3417.

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