|CHG CF250T V3||2005-2009|
|CHG CF250T V5||2005-2009|
Manufacturer: CFMOTO POWERSPORTS, INC.
|Mfr's Report Date: JAN 13, 2010|
|NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 10V027000|
N/ANHTSA Action Number: N/A
SERVICE BRAKES, AIR:CONTROLS:HAND CONTROL
CFMOTO POWERSPORTS IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2005 THROUGH 2009 SCOOTERS MANUFACTURED BETWEEN JANUARY 1, 2005, AND DECEMBER 31, 2009. THESE VEHICLES FAIL TO CONFORM TO FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 123, "MOTORCYCLE CONTROLS AND DISPLAYS." THE SUBJECT VEHICLES WERE intended to be MANUFACTURED AS SCOOTERS AND THEREFORE LACK A REAR WHEEL FOOT BRAKE AS REQUIRED FOR MOTORCYCLES BY THE STANDARD.
THE MANUFACTURER HAS NOT YET PROVIDED THE AGENCY WITH A DESCRIPTION OF THE CONSEQUENCE AS IT RELATES TO MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY.
CFMOTO POWERSPORTS WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND DEALERS WILL INSTALL A RIGHT FOOT CONTROL REAR WHEEL BRAKE KIT
So, at what point did some knucklehead in China say "how about we start building motorcycles and just use our old scooter design for the brakes, guys?" And they don't even bother to see if it's legal? Dumb. Just plain dumb. Okay, maybe worse than dumb.
Only thing dumber is that CFMOTO is saying they aren't even going to tell their dealers about the recall though until June and they won't tell their customers who bought the bad motorcycles until July 2010. What is this? A secret? Or is it a plan to give its dealers a chance to quietly unload all the recalled motorcycles before the public finds out and maybe before the dealers themselves know what they are doing?
If you've got a bad bike, be careful. There's a reason they require brakes on the wheels, both the wheels. If you've got a lemon CFMoto, get a Burdge attorney. Getting rid of lemon bikes is what we do. Every day. Since 1978.