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NHTSA 80-98
Contact: Tim Hurd

Tel. No. (202) 366-9550

Buell Motorcycle Company


X1 Years: 1999
M2 Years: 1999
S3 Years: 1999

Number Involved: 136
Dates of Manufacture: February - August 1998
NHTSA Recall No.: 98V199
Vehicle Description:
Description of Defect: The swing arm on these motorcycles was improperly manufactured. This condition can cause the rear suspension to fail without warning, leading to loss of control of the motorcycle.
Remedy: Dealers will replace the swing arm.
Owner Notification: Owner notification was expected to begin during September 1998. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Buell at 1-414-342-8400.

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.