November 3, 2003
Buell Has Recalled the S3 and S3T THUNDERBOLT and the X1 LIGHTNING
- The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic
Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced.
Make : BUELL Model : S3 THUNDERBOLT Year : 1999
Make : BUELL Model : S3 THUNDERBOLT Year : 2000
Make : BUELL Model : S3T THUNDERBOLT Year : 2000
Make : BUELL Model : X1 LIGHTNING Year : 1999
Make : BUELL Model : X1 LIGHTNING Year : 2000
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 03V427000
Component: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:CABLES
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 2830
ON CERTAIN MOTORCYCLES EQUIPPED EXCLUSIVELY WITH A FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM,
THE IDLE CONTROL CABLE CAN BECOME DISLODGED FROM THE FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM
CABLE GUIDE DUE TO IMPROPER ADJUSTMENT OF THE THROTTLE CONTROL SYSTEM.
SHOULD THIS OCCUR, THE THROTTLE MAY NOT RETURN TO THE IDLE POSITION WHEN THE
OPERATORS HAND IS REMOVED FROM THE TWIST GRIP, INCREASING THE RISK OF LOSS
OF CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE, WHICH COULD RESULT IN A CRASH.
DEALERS WILL INSTALL A THROTTLE CABLE CLAMP, WHICH SERVES TO ENSURE
RETENTION OF THE THROTTLE CONTROL CABLES IN THE CABLE GUIDE. OWNER
NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING NOVEMBER OR DECEMBER 2003. OWNERS
SHOULD CONTACT BUELL AT 1-414-343-8400.
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when the next update is due.
Did you know?
During 2001 there were over
1575 products recalled in the United
States for safety reasons!
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