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Recalls - 1999 BIGDOG PITBULL

What is a recall? The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, generally in cooperation with the vehicle manufacturer, issues recalls when a motor vehicle or item of motor vehicle equipment (including tires) does not comply with a Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard or when there is a safety-related defect in the vehicle or equipment. Work dictated by a recall is generally completed at no charge to the vehicle owner, regardless of whether you are the first owner or a subsequent owner. Please contact your service facilities for additional details and to confirm that this recall is relevant to your particular vehicle.

Component Description

STRUCTURE:FRAME AND MEMBERS

Recall Number

02V016000

Manufacturer Recall Number

Not Available (Please See Notes)

Number of Vehicles Affected

Not Available (Please See Notes)

Manufactured From

Not Available (Please See Notes)

Manufactured To

Not Available (Please See Notes)

Defect Description

ON SOME MOTORCYCLES, THE REAR FENDER FRONT MOUNTING TABS SECURING THE REAR FENDER CAN FRACTURE, CAUSING THE REAR FENDER TO BREAK AWAY FROM THE FRAME AND DROP ONTO THE REAR TIRE.

Defect Consequence

THIS COULD RESULT IN TIRE DAMAGE AND UNINTENDED BRAKING ACTION.

Defect Corrective Action

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE WELDED TABS THAT PARTIALLY SUPPORT THE REAR FENDER, LOCATED UNDER THE SEAT, WITH TWO BOLTED-ON FENDER CLAMPS. THE FENDER WILL BE REMOVED FROM THE BIKE SO THAT THE MOUNTING HOLES FOR THE CLAMP CAN BE DRILLED AND THEN REINSTALLED WITH THE ADDITION OF A BACKING PLATE FOR ADDED RIGIDITY. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN APRIL 15, 2002. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT BIG DOG AT 1-316-267-2597.

Notes

ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).


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