|Manufacturer: PIAGGIO USA, INC.||Mfr's Report Date: JAN 25, 2010|
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 10V029000
N/ANHTSA Action Number: N/A
PIAGGIO IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2010 APRILIA RSV4 "FACTORY¿ AND RSV4 "R" MOTORCYCLES MANUFACTURED BETWEEN JULY 2, 2009, AND OCTOBER 30, 2009. IN MANUFACTURING THE CONNECTING RODS, A PROCESS WAS USED TO STRAIGHTEN THE ROD IN ORDER TO MEET SPECIFICATIONS. THIS PROCESS INTRODUCED STRESSES INTO THE RODS WHICH GREATLY AFFECTED STRENGTH AND RELIABILITY.
CONNECTING RODS IN THE AFFECTED VEHICLES COULD FAIL AND CAUSE ENGINE FAILURE THAT COULD LEAD TO A LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL, RESULTING IN A CRASH, PERSONAL INJURY, OR DEATH.
PIAGGIO WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND REPLACE THE ENGINES
In other words, the engine falls apart while you are riding it? And they say that it "could" cause an accident? What, are they thinking the engine will fall apart while it's parked in the garage? Go figure.
If you've got a lemon Aprilla, or a lemon Piaggio, or any other motorcycle lemon, get a Burdge attorney. Getting rid of lemon bikes is what we do. Every day. Since 1978.