Off-road motorcycles recalled for fuel leak
- May 24, 2007 4:39 PM
- By Peter Hadzipetros
About 20,000 off-road motorcycles are being recalled because of a problem with the fuel tank that could pose a fire hazard risk to consumers, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday.
KTM North America Inc. has learned of 5,114 incidents of leaking fuel tanks, including one report of a minor chemical burn.
The recall applies to the following motorcycles:
- Model year 2005, 250SX-F.
- Model year 2006, 200XC, 200XC-W, 250XC-W, 250SX-F, 250XCF-W, 300XC, 300XC-W, 400EXC-G, 450XC-G, 450EXC-G, and 525EXC-G.
- Model year 2007, 125SX, 144SX, 250SX, 250SX-F, 450SX-F, 505SX-F, 200XC, 250XC, 300XC, 450XC, 200XCW, 250XCW, 300XCW, 400XCW, 450XCW, 525XCW, 250XC-F, and 250XCF-W.
The motorcycles were sold at KTM dealers across the U.S. from November 2004 through April 2007 for between $5,400 US and $7,800 US.
Consumers should stop using the vehicles and contact their local KTM dealer for a repair.
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