RECALL NEWS: Certain 2014-15 Aprilia Shiver 750 and Caponord 1200 Models Being Recalled For Possible Rear Wheel Lock-Up Issue

Piaggio is recalling certain late-model Aprilias for potential powertrain issue. See if yours is one of the 337 affected.

2014, 2015 Aprilia Caponord 1200

The following report is filed with the NHTSA:

Report Receipt Date: January 9, 2015
NHTSA Campaign Number: 15V007000
Component(s): Powertrain
Potential Number of Units Affected: 337
Manufacturer: Piaggio Group Americas. Inc.

2014, 2015 Aprilia Shiver 750

THE RECALL: Piaggio Group Americas, Inc. (Piaggio) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Aprilia Shiver 750 motorcycles manufactured February 10, 2014, to October 28, 2014 and 2015 Aprilia Caponord 1200 motorcycles manufactured from November 14, 2013, to October 16, 2014. Due to improper machining of the output gear shaft face, the fastening screw on the sprocket may loosen and the rear wheel may lock up.

WHAT COULD HAPPEN: A rear wheel lock-up increases the risk of a crash.

THE FIX: Piaggio will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the output shaft, replacing any that are found to be defective, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in January 2015. Owners may contact Piaggio customer service at 1-212-380-4433.

MORE RECALL INFORMATION: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to safercar.gov .

2014, 2015 Aprilia Shiver 750
2014, 2015 Aprilia Shiver 750
2014, 2015 Aprilia Caponord 1200