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NHTSA 21-98
Thursday, April 16, 1998 Contact: Tim Hurd

Tel. No. (202) 366-9550

Buell Motorcycle Company


Buell S-1 Years: 1996-1998
Buell S-3 Years: 1997-1998
Buell S-3T Years: 1997-1998
Buell M-2 Years: 1997-1998
Buell S-1W Years: 1998

Number Involved: 4,724
Dates of Manufacture: January 1995 - November 1997
NHTSA Recall No.: 98V036 Buell Campaign No. 0808
Vehicle Description: Motorcycles.
Description of Noncompliance: Failure of one or more turn signal lamps would not be indicated to the operator of the vehicle (no noticeable change in the flashing rate of the turn signal indicator light). This does not meet the requirements of FMVSS No. 108, "Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment."
Consequence of Noncompliance: An operator would not be aware that the turn signal lamps were not working increasing the risk of a crash.
Corrective Action: Dealers will replace the turn signal lamps on these motorcycles.
Owner Notification: Owner notification began March 3, 1998.
Note: Owners who take their motorcycles to an authorized dealer and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Buell at 1-414-343-8400.

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.