RECALL NEWS: KTM Recalls Certain 2015 Husqvarna FE 350 S and FE 501 S Dual-Sport Motorcycles

READ MORE about the latest safety recall affecting late-model Husky dual-sport bikes.

The following report is filed with the NHTSA:

Report Receipt Date: February 2, 2015
NHTSA Campaign Number: 15V055000
Component(s): Suspension
Potential Number of Units Affected: 249
Manufacturer: KTM North America, Inc.

THE RECALL: KTM North America, Inc. (KTM) is recalling certain model year 2015 Husqvarna FE 350 S and FE 501 S motorcycles manufactured from July 22, 2014, to July 23, 2014 ( see the Husky FE 350 S and FE 501 S First Rides HERE). In the forks of the affected motorcycles, the threaded connection between the piston rod and fork cap may not have been sufficiently tightened and therefore the piston rod could become stuck within the fork leg.

WHAT COULD HAPPEN: If the piston rod detaches within the fork leg, the front suspension could malfunction and destabilize the motorcycle, increasing the risk of a crash.

THE FIX: KTM will notify owners, and Husqvarna dealers will inspect the torque of the fork piston rod to the fork cap, correcting it as necessary, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact KTM customer service at 1-888-985-6090. KTM's number for this recall is TB 1503. Note: This recall supersedes recall 14V-772 in its entirety.

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.