Report Receipt Date: March 30, 2015 NHTSA Campaign Number: 15E025000 Component(s): Suspension Potential Number of Units Affected: 964 Manufacturer: Öhlins Racing AB
THE RECALL:Öhlins Racing AB has determined that a defect which relates to motor vehicle safety exists in certain batches and part numbers of aftermarket TTX36 (TTX GP, TTX RT & TTX36 MKII) MC shock absorbers produced between 11-06-2013 and 02-19-2015.
WHAT COULD HAPPEN: The cause for this defect is the piston-shaft nut which in some cases has not been torqued at full metal-to-metal contact because the top-out spring is preventing the piston from reaching its final position due to high friction. If the piston-shaft nut comes lose the result will be loss of damping and on some applications it can also cause the shock absorber to come apart. Either of these events may surprise the rider in a way that the rider would no longer have full control of the motorcycle, increasing the risk of a crash.
Öhlins Racing AB strongly urges you to stop using the bike until the shock absorber has been removed or corrected. It can be a safety issue to use the bike with the faulty shock absorber on the bike.
This assembly defect has been rectified and the issue does not exist on shock absorbers with an earlier or a later batch number. See the attached document for a list of batch numbers to determine of your shock is affected by this recall:
THE FIX: If you own one of the TTX series shock absorbers, see the TTX 36 Recall Form or contact Öhlins using the information provided below. Öhlins Racing AB will cover all costs related to removing and correcting the shock absorber.
If you no longer are the owner of the bike with this shock absorber mounted, please provide Öhlins Racing AB with information about the new owners, using the contact details below.
If you have any further questions regarding this, please contact us using the contact details below.
If you are the lessor of this vehicle, please forward a copy of this notice to the lessee within ten days to comply with federal regulations.
If you have already paid to have your shock absorber repaired for this condition, you may be eligible for reimbursement of the charges you paid for the repair. To learn more about what you need to do to obtain reimbursement, contact Öhlins USA.