ATVs Recalled By KTM North America Due to Brake Failure

February 10, 2009
Alert #09-721

 

 

ATVs Recalled By KTM North America Due to Brake Failure

 

The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Product Involved: All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs)

Units: About 2,700

Distributor: KTM North America Inc., of Amherst, Ohio

Hazard: The rear brake caliper support can crack and the front brake operation can experience a loss of pressure, posing a risk of the rider losing braking and steering control and suffering injuries or death.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The model name and KTM™ logo are located on the side of the recalled ATVs. The following models are included in this recall:

Model YearModel NameDescription
2008, 2009 450XC Black/Orange
2008, 2009 525XC Black/Orange
2009 450SX Black/Orange
2009 505SX Black/Orange

Sold by: KTM dealers nationwide from August 2007 through January 2009 for between $9,300 and $11,700.

Manufactured in: Austria

Remedy: Consumers should stop using these vehicles immediately and contact their local KTM dealer to schedule an appointment for a free repair. Consumers with the recalled ATVs have been directly contacted regarding this recall.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact KTM toll-free at (888) 985-6090 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s Web site at www.ktmnorthamerica.com

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