Switches for headlights and indicators could fail if water gets into the controls of the Triumph Street Triple R, RS and R (low seat) models, prompting Triumph Motorcycle Australia to issue a recall.
The recall notice issued through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says the electrical circuits in the left-hand switch cube may not function correctly due to an incorrect seal.
“If water penetrates the seal, the turn signal indicator and headlamp control switches may not function correctly,” it says.
“If the turn signal indicator does not function correctly, other motorists may not know the motorcycle operator’s intent.
“If the headlamp does not activate, the ability for other motorists to detect the motorcycle, and the operator’s forward visibility, may be reduced. In both cases, there is an increased risk of a vehicle crash.”
Owners have been advised to have their bike inspected at an authorised Triumph dealer “as soon as possible” to have the switches replaced with a new version.
VINs of affected vehicles
831983 to 873231 plus the following:
801691 813828 817485 826003
809961 814117 817498 826128
809966 814456 817523 826392
811045 814494 817778 827449
811545 814901 818528 828841
812074 815104 818597 828863
812164 815834 819040 828881
812168 815908 819508 828885
812173 816680 821246 830288
812395 816932 821438 830327
812397 817394 821494 830556
812695 817413 821849 831099
813391 817478 824962
Even though manufacturers and importers contact owners when a recall is issued, the bike may have been sold privately to a rider unknown to the company.
Therefore, Motorbike Writer publishes all motorcycle recalls as a service to all riders.
In Australia, recall notices are issued by the manufacturer and the Department of Infrastructure through a voluntary industry code under the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.
While any recall is not good news for the manufacturer, it shows that they are largely diligent in fixing problems.
If you believe there is an endemic problem with your bike that should be recalled, contact the ACCC on 1300 302 502.
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