KTM recalls 2,700 ATVs for Brake Failure

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KTM North America is recalling about 2,700 units of its 2008 and 2009 450XC and 525XC ATVs and 2009 450SX and 505SX ATVs.

KTM says the rear brake caliper support can crack and the front brake operation can experience a loss of pressure, posing a risk of the rider losing braking and steering control and suffering injuries or death. No incidents or injuries have been reported.

Manufactured in Austria, the quads were sold by KTM dealers nationwide from August 2007 through January 2009 for between $9,300 and $11,700.

Consumers with the recalled ATVs have been directly contacted regarding this recall and told to contact their local KTM dealer to schedule an appointment for a free repair.

- Submitted by Guido Ebert