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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NHTSA 05-98
March 15, 1999 Contact: Tim Hurd

Tel. No. (202) 366-9550

NHTSA PUBLISHES LIST OF JANUARY, 1999 RECALLS

Triumph Motorcycles
Models:

Triumph Adventurer Year: 1999

Number Involved:  212
Dates of Manufacture:  June 1998 - January 1999
Defect:  On certain motorcycles equipped with 19-inch front wheels, the inner tube can be deformed during installation into the wheel and tire assembly. This deformation can result in perforation of the tube and loss of air pressure. This condition could cause loss of control of the motorcycle.

Remedy:  Dealers will replace the front wheel on these motorcycles. Owner notification was to begin during mid-February 1999. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Triumph at 1-770-631-9500.

NHTSA Recall No. 99V016]

NHTSA said it is publicizing the recalls to alert consumers about safety problems and encourages them to take action. Under federal law, safety problems must be remedied without cost to consumers. Currently, 70 percent of the owners of vehicles with safety problems have the recall work performed.

NHTSA said manufacturers are required to mail a recall notice to all purchasers, owners and dealers when a safety defect or noncompliance with federal safety standards is found. The agency urges owners to wait until they receive notification from the manufacturer before contacting their dealers to schedule the repair work. Not all vehicles of a particular make and model may be subject to the recall.