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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NHTSA 80-98
OCTOBER 1998 Contact: Tim Hurd


Tel. No. (202) 366-9550

Moto America Inc.

Models:
Moto Guzzi V10 Centauro Years: 1997-1998
Moto Guzzi Daytona RS Year: 1997

Number Involved: 390

Dates of Manufacture: October 1996 - April 1998

Defect: The hose assembly supplying oil to the cylinder head can separate at the fittings. A leak can develop, allowing oil to get on the tires of the motorcycle. This can cause loss of control, increasing the risk of a crash.

Remedy: Dealers will install the cylinder head supply hoses of improved design and materials. Owner notification began Nov. 18, 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 Recall No. 98V273]

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.