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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NHTSA 80-98
Contact: Tim Hurd


Tel. No. (202) 366-9550

Moto America, Inc.

Models:

Moto Guzzi Sport 1100 Years: 1996-1997


Number Involved: 289
Dates of Manufacture: December 1994 - April 1996
NHTSA Recall No.: 98V078
Vehicle Description:
Description of Defect: The latch securing the passenger seat on these motorcycles can fail allowing the seat and passenger to fall off the rear of the motorcycle. The passenger could sustain serious injuries or death.
Remedy: Dealers will replace these seats with a new seat that incorporates an improved latch mechanism and a more rigid base. In addition, some body work around the passenger seat will be removed so that the replacement seat will fit properly.
Owner Notification: Owner notification began April 23, 1998. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Moto America at 1-800-USA-MOTO (1-800-872-6686).

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.