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SA bike recall: Husqvarna affected by 'faulty hand-brake cylinders'

2016-10-03 09:27

HUGE RECALL: Husqvarna is recalling motorcycles in SA to resolve a faulty hand-brake cylinder issue. Image: QuickPic

Cape Town - Husqvarna Motorcycles is recalling certain frame numbers of TC, FC, TX, TE and FE models of model year 2017 to authorised Husqvarna dealers for an inspection and, if necessary, replacement of the hand-brake cylinder. 

The issue

According to Husqvarna: "Following market investigations by Husqvarna it has been determined that anomalies in the manufacturing process have resulted, with certain batches, in hand-brake cylinders with defective machining from the supplier.

"This can lead to early wear of the sealing cup in the hand brake cylinder, thus leading to impaired braking performance. 

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"As the anomalies are restricted to specific batches, the hand-brake cylinder must be checked and the affected batches replaced." 

Affected models

The following models are affected by the recall: List by Husqvarna

  - TC 125
  - TC 250
  - FC 350
  - FC 450
  - TX 125
  - TE 250
  - TE 300
  - TX 300
  - FE 250
  - FE 350
  - FE 450
  - FE 501

Informing owners

The automaker said: "Owners of affected motorcycles will be informed by a personal letter and are asked to immediately contact an authorized Husqvarna Motorcycles dealer to arrange an appointment for inspection. In addition, customers can check online in the ‘Service’ area of the Husqvarna Motorcycles website  to determine if their motorcycle is affected by this recall.

"The check and/or replacement of the hand brake cylinder will be carried out at no cost to motorcycle owners, but must be performed by authorized Husqvarna dealers only."


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