KTM Recalls 20,000 Motorcycles


KTM North America Inc. is recalling about 20,000 motorcycles after finding the seal around the fuel tank can loosen, allowing fuel to leak and posing a fire hazard.

KTM has received 5,114 reports of leaking fuel tanks, including one report of a minor chemical burn to the skin.
The recall includes:

  • Model Year 2005: 250SX-F

  • Model Year 2006: 200XC, 200XC-W, 250XC-W, 250SX-F, 250XCF-W, 300XC, 300XC-W, 400EXC-G, 450XC-G, 450EXC-G and 525EXC-G

  • Model Year 2007: 125SX, 144SX, 250SX, 250SX-F, 450SX-F, 505SX-F, 200XC, 250XC, 300XC, 450XC, 200XCW, 250XCW, 300XCW, 400XCW, 450XCW, 525XCW, 250XC-F and 250XCF-W

The bikes were manufactured in Austria and sold by KTM dealers in the United States from November 2004 through April 2007 for between $5,400 and $7,800.
KTM is directly contacting consumers, and instructing them to schedule an appointment for a free repair with their local KTM dealer.