KTM recalls EXC models for defective fuel hose

Publish Date: 
Nov 19, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration announced that KTM is recalling certain 2012 and 2013 model-year motorcycles to replace a defective fuel hose.

KTM is recalling 350 EXC-F and 500 EXC motorcycles manufactured from September 2011 through August 2012. The recall is expected to begin next month.

"Due to the supplier's manufacturing inconsistencies, the preformed fuel hoses may develop cracks or holes at either end," according to the recall. "During use, the fuel hoses, located between the fuel tank and the throttle body fuel rail, may [allow] fuel to leak... onto the rear tire while the motorcycle is being ridden, increasing the risk of a crash. It is also possible that, in the presence of an ignition source, a fire can occur."

Dealers will be required to replace the defective fuel hoses free of charge. 

Posted by Mary Slepicka