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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 9, 1999

NHTSA
Contact: Tim Hurd
Tel. No. (202) 366-9550

Triumph Motorcycles

Models:
Triumph Thunderbird Sport Year: 1999
Triumph Daytona 955I Year: 1999
Triumph Speed Triple Year: 1999
Triumph Spring ST Year: 1999
Triumph Tiger Year: 1999
Triumph Legend Year: 1999
Triumph Trophy 900 Year: 1999
Triumph Trophy 1200 Year: 1999

Number Involved: 1,198
Dates of Manufacture: November 1998 - March 1999
Defect: On certain motorcycles, oil can leak from between the crankcase halves. This can result in oil spillage forward of the rear tire and could, in some cases, cause vehicle instability.
Remedy: Dealers will replace the lower crankcase bolts. Owner notification was expected to begin during May 1999. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Triumph at 1-770-631-9500, ext. 3120.

[NHTSA Recall No. 99V083]

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. 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.

 

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