BMW, Ducati, Zap issue recalls

Publish Date: 
Oct 8, 2009

The government has reported upcoming recalls for BMW, Ducati and Zap, all detailed below.

BMW is recalling the 2009 K1300 GT and K1300 S. The switches on the handlebars for both the turn indicators and the emergency engine stop may fail. “In some cases, engine stalling could also result,” the government bulletin says. Dealers will inspect the bikes and replace the necessary components. BMW has not provided an owner notification schedule. The potential number of units affected also is not available. The NHTSA campaign ID number is 09V384000.

Ducati is recalling the 2009 1098R and 1098S, as well as the 2010 F1098 Streetfighter. The fuel hose may become disconnected from the fuel pump, which could result in engine stalling and a fuel leak. Dealers will inspect the bikes and, if required, replace and reposition the fuel hose retaining clamp. The potential number of units affected is 753. The recall is scheduled for this month. The NHTSA campaign ID number is 09V381000. The Ducati recall ID is No. RCL-09-005.

Qingqi Group Motorcycle Co. Ltd., maker of Zap-branded vehicles, is recalling Zap Xebra three-wheeled cars (technically motorcycles) manufactured between January and December of 2008. The units do not conform to the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Sandard No. 122, “Motorcycle Brake Systems.” They do not have a separate brake fluid reservoir for the front and rear brakes. Qingqi has not yet provided a remedy plan or notification schedule. The potential number of units affected is 738. The NHTSA campaign ID number is 09V385000.

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