Recall campaigns are not launched only by major automakers. The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has indicated that a series of Vespa vehicles have been affected by a recent recall campaign.
The impacted vehicles could expose riders to risks since the fuel pump may be defective. According to the official announcement, the motorcycles may experience some difficulty in restarting due to the fuel pump issue. This problem could also prompt the vehicle to stall while the device is being operated.
Impacted units of the recalled motorcycles include the 2008 through 2010 Vespa GTS 250, GTV 250, GTS Super 250, the 2011 Vespa LX 150, LXV 150, S 150, the 2009 and 2010 Piaggio MP3 250, BV 250 Tourer, the 2010 and 2011 Vespa GTS 300, GTV 300, GTS Super 300, and the 2010 BV 300 Tourer. The motorcycles impacted by the recall may also shut off for about 15 to 20 minutes due to the fuel pump issue.
The federal agency has stated that the company is now working on notifying all impacted owners immediately. The defective fuel pumps should be replaced entirely for free. The official recall campaign should begin on March 16, 2015. Consumers who are concerned about the issue and willing to learn more about the recall should follow this link to read the full report.
Unfortunately for many vehicle owners, accidents take place long before the recall campaigns are launched. While the NHTSA did not report on any accidents linked to the Vespa motorcycles impacted by this recall up to now, it’s important that riders do not ignore the potential risks.
To ensure your safety and the safety of others, you should never ignore the risks associated with recalled vehicles, especially if the issues that prompted the recalls lead to personal injury. Prevent accidents and avoid any further headaches in the future by heeding the instructions put forth by the automakers. Ignoring the recommendations could expose you to serious risks.