The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration ( NHTSA) was established by the Highway Safety Act of 1970 and is dedicated to achieving the highest standards of excellence in motor vehicle and highway safety. It works daily to help prevent crashes and their attendant costs, both human and financial.
Recently the NHTSA announced that Triumph Motorcycles America, LTD (Triumph) is recalling certain model year 2012-2013 Triumph Street Triple R motorcycles manufactured July 1, 2012, to October 1, 2013, and equipped with ABS. In the affected motorcycles, the four bolts that secure the two cable guides on either side of the headstock do not contain threadlock. As a result, the bolts could loosen.
If the bolts loosen, steering movement could be restricted, increasing the risk of a crash.
Triumph will notify owners, and dealers will replace the four bolts with new bolts containing threadlock, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Triumph customer service at 1-678-854-2010. Triumph’s number for this recall is Service Bulletin 501.
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.Motorcycle safety is important to us at BridgeportPersonalInjury.com. When we become aware of trending safety issues or recalls we pass them along as soon as possible. If you need assistance with a recalled motorcycle, or have a motocycle safety issue you are unsure involves a recall, please contact attorney Jim Miron at 203.339.5991.