Recall News: Triumph S4 Alarm Kit/Immobilizer Recalled For Defective Internal Battery

Did you install an S4 Alarm Kit on your Triumph motorcycle?

Triumph Datatool recall
Triumph's S 4 Alarm Kits and Immobilizers made by Datatool was sold for aftermarket use on several Triumph models.©Motorcyclist
The following report is filed with the NHTSA:

Report Receipt Date: January 26, 2017
NHTSA Campaign Number: 17E008000
Component(s): Electrical system
Potential Number of Units Affected: 225
Manufacturer: Triumph Motorcycles America, LTD

THE RECALL: Triumph Motorcycles America, LTD (Triumph) is recalling certain Triumph S 4 Alarm Kits and Immobilizers made by Datatool. This alarm was sold for aftermarket use on certain Trophy, Trophy SE, Tiger 1050, Daytona 675, Rocket III, Tiger 800, Tiger 900, Tiger 955, Daytona 600, Daytona 650, Sprint ST 1050, Sprint ST, Sprint RS, America 790, Daytona 955i, Speed Triple 955i, Thunderbird, Street Triple, Bonneville 865cc, Thruxton 865cc, Bonneville T100 865cc, America/Speedmaster, Speed Triple 1050i, Sprint ST 1050, Sprint GT 1050 ABS, Speed Triple, T100, Street Twin, T120, Thruxton/R and Tiger Explorer motorcycles. These alarms have an internal nickel hydride battery that may leak.

WHAT COULD HAPPEN: The battery may leak onto the unprotected circuit board below it, possibly causing the engine to stall, thereby increasing the risk of a crash.

THE FIX: Triumph will notify owners, and dealers will replace the affected alarms, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in February 2017. Owners may contact Triumph customer service at 1-678-854-2010.

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.