Husqvarna Svartpilen and Vitilen grounded

Husqvarna Vitpilen 701 svarptilen massive

Riders of 2018-20 Husqvarna Svartpilen and Vitpilen 701 motorcycles have been grounded for seven weeks over a potential fuel leak issue.

The official notice issued through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission on 21 May 2020 said owners should “immediately contact an authorised dealer and do not ride the vehicle”.

However, parts to fix the problem were not available, so riders were effectively grounded.

Today (13 July 2020), Husqvarna Australia has announced that replacement tanks are now available.

The old tanks were likely to leak “due to possible unevenness in the area of the sealing surface between the tank and fuel pump as well as tank and fuel level sensor”, they say.

“The improved tanks have an increased wall thickness to correct this deviation.”

Customers who own one of the affected motorcycles are being informed by a personal letter and asked to immediately contact an authorised Husqvarna Motorcycles dealer to arrange an appointment for inspection and replacement.

All work by authorised Husqvarna Motorcycles dealers will be carried out at no cost to Vitpilen 701, Svartpilen 701 and Svartpilen 701 Style owners.

In addition, all Husqvarna owners can check online in the ‘Service’ area of Husqvarna Motorcycles’ website to determine if their motorcycle is affected by this recall.

Grounded

Husqvarna Motorcycles has unveiled the production Svartpilen 701 flat tracker as well as the Vitpilen 701 Aero retro sports bike and the EE 5
Svartpilen 701

“During operation or while parked, it is possible that fuel can leak out of the fuel level sensor mounting area and/or the fuel pump mounting area of the fuel tank,” the ACCC notice says.

“If a fuel leak occurs, leaking fuel could cause damage or may result in fire, which could increase the risk of injury to the rider, bystanders and risk of damage to property.

“Consumers are recommended to stop riding the motorcycle until it has been repaired. If you previously experienced or are now experiencing a fuel leak, immediately contact an authorised dealer and do not ride the vehicle.”

Vehicle Identification Numbers (VINs) of the 175 affected bikes are listed at the end of this article.

YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS ON RECALLS

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.

To check whether your motorcycle has been recalled, click on these sites:

• Australia

• USA

• New Zealand

• Canada

VINs of affects bikes

VINS: MODEL:
VBKUBV406KM760060 SVARTPILEN 701 2019
VBKUPV401JM726527 VITPILEN 701 2018
VBKUPV409KM739902 VITPILEN 701 2019
VBKUPV403KM739989 VITPILEN 701 2019
VBKUBV402KM760055 SVARTPILEN 701 2019
VBKUBV404KM760056 SVARTPILEN 701 2019
VBKUBV40XKM760059 SVARTPILEN 701 2019
VBKUBV400KM759874 SVARTPILEN 701 2019
VBKUBV40XKM760062 SVARTPILEN 701 2019
VBKUBV402KM759875 SVARTPILEN 701 2019
VBKUBV409KM759131 SVARTPILEN 701 2019
VBKUPV402KM739904 VITPILEN 701 2019
VBKUBV408KM760058 SVARTPILEN 701 2019
VBKUPV406KM739968 VITPILEN 701 2019
VBKUPV403KM739913 VITPILEN 701 2019
VBKUBV408KM760061 SVARTPILEN 701 2019
VBKUPV400KM739979 VITPILEN 701 2019
VBKUPV408KM739924 VITPILEN 701 2019
VBKUBV408KM758777 SVARTPILEN 701 2019
VBKUBV400KM759535 SVARTPILEN 701 2019
VBKUPV401KM739893 VITPILEN 701 2019
VBKUPV409KM739981 VITPILEN 701 2019
VBKUPV409KM739964 VITPILEN 701 2019
VBKUPV40XKM739990 VITPILEN 701 2019
VBKUBV401KM759530 SVARTPILEN 701 2019
VBKUBV406KM760057 SVARTPILEN 701 2019
VBKUPV403KM739894 VITPILEN 701 2019
VBKUBV408KM759525 SVARTPILEN 701 2019
VBKUPV402KM738087 VITPILEN 701 2019
VBKUBV408KM760044 SVARTPILEN 701 2019
VBKUPV407KM739980 VITPILEN 701 2019
VBKUBV405KM759532 SVARTPILEN 701 2019
VBKUBV401KM760063 SVARTPILEN 701 2019
VBKUPV407KM739963 VITPILEN 701 2019
VBKUPV405KM739900 VITPILEN 701 2019
VBKUBV405KM760065 SVARTPILEN 701 2019
VBKUBV407KM759533 SVARTPILEN 701 2019
VBKUBV40XKM759526 SVARTPILEN 701 2019
VBKUPV407KM740854 VITPILEN 701 2019
VBKUBV400KM756733 SVARTPILEN 701 2019
VBKUPV402KM740647 VITPILEN 701 2019
VBKUPV401JM729654 VITPILEN 701 2018
VBKUPV402KM740681 VITPILEN 701 2019
VBKUPV400KM740677 VITPILEN 701 2019
VBKUPV404KM740682 VITPILEN 701 2019
VBKUBV402KM759519 SVARTPILEN 701 2019
VBKUPV40XKM740850 VITPILEN 701 2019
VBKUPV406KM740649 VITPILEN 701 2019
VBKUPV404KM740844 VITPILEN 701 2019
VBKUPV407JM728850 VITPILEN 701 2018
VBKUPV403KM740687 VITPILEN 701 2019
VBKUBV400KM759521 SVARTPILEN 701 2019
VBKUBV401KM759527 SVARTPILEN 701 2019
VBKUBV407KM756728 SVARTPILEN 701 2019
VBKUPV400KM739982 VITPILEN 701 2019
VBKUBV405KM759529 SVARTPILEN 701 2019
VBKUBV404KM756170 SVARTPILEN 701 2019
VBKUPV402KM740678 VITPILEN 701 2019
VBKUPV406KM740845 VITPILEN 701 2019
VBKUPV403KM740849 VITPILEN 701 2019
VBKUPV40XKM740685 VITPILEN 701 2019
VBKUPV401KM739988 VITPILEN 701 2019
VBKUPV405JM728832 VITPILEN 701 2018
VBKUPV402KM739983 VITPILEN 701 2019
VBKUBV407KM756731 SVARTPILEN 701 2019
VBKUBV401KM756546 SVARTPILEN 701 2019
VBKUBV401KM756384 SVARTPILEN 701 2019
VBKUBV402KM756720 SVARTPILEN 701 2019
VBKUBV401KM758815 SVARTPILEN 701 2019
VBKUBV405KM756730 SVARTPILEN 701 2019
VBKUBV403KM756354 SVARTPILEN 701 2019
VBKUBV404KM756735 SVARTPILEN 701 2019
VBKUBV406KM756736 SVARTPILEN 701 2019
VBKUBV402KM759827 SVARTPILEN 701 2019
VBKUBV401KM755770 SVARTPILEN 701 2019
VBKUBV404KM756184 SVARTPILEN 701 2019
VBKUPV409JM728817 VITPILEN 701 2018
VBKUPV409JM728848 VITPILEN 701 2018
VBKUBV409KM756732 SVARTPILEN 701 2019
VBKUBV403KM757570 SVARTPILEN 701 2019
VBKUPV402JM736161 VITPILEN 701 2018
VBKUBV409KM757573 SVARTPILEN 701 2019
VBKUPV407JM729626 VITPILEN 701 2018
VBKUPV406JM736373 VITPILEN 701 2018
VBKUBV401KM756353 SVARTPILEN 701 2019
VBKUBV403KM756385 SVARTPILEN 701 2019
VBKUBV403KM757567 SVARTPILEN 701 2019
VBKUBV400KM757574 SVARTPILEN 701 2019
VBKUBV402KM758788 SVARTPILEN 701 2019
VBKUPV409JM729465 VITPILEN 701 2018
VBKUBV403KM759528 SVARTPILEN 701 2019
VBKUPV408JM728839 VITPILEN 701 2018
VBKUPV40XJM729636 VITPILEN 701 2018
VBKUBV404KM758775 SVARTPILEN 701 2019
VBKUBV405KM757568 SVARTPILEN 701 2019
VBKUPV405JM726370 VITPILEN 701 2018
VBKUPV40XJM729622 VITPILEN 701 2018
VBKUBV40XKM758778 SVARTPILEN 701 2019
VBKUPV409JM736352 VITPILEN 701 2018
VBKUBV408KM759122 SVARTPILEN 701 2019
VBKUPV407JM728847 VITPILEN 701 2018
VBKUBV409KM756164 SVARTPILEN 701 2019
VBKUPV407JM729495 VITPILEN 701 2018
VBKUPV403JM729493 VITPILEN 701 2018
VBKUPV403JM726366 VITPILEN 701 2018
VBKUPV409JM729627 VITPILEN 701 2018
VBKUPV402JM729646 VITPILEN 701 2018
VBKUPV403JM729638 VITPILEN 701 2018
VBKUBV405KM757585 SVARTPILEN 701 2019
VBKUPV409JM728851 VITPILEN 701 2018
VBKUPV406JM726362 VITPILEN 701 2018
VBKUPV409JM726355 VITPILEN 701 2018
VBKUBV408KM756737 SVARTPILEN 701 2019
VBKUPV408JM728789 VITPILEN 701 2018
VBKUPV40XJM728826 VITPILEN 701 2018
VBKUPV401JM728472 VITPILEN 701 2018
VBKUPV403JM726528 VITPILEN 701 2018
VBKUPV404JM728837 VITPILEN 701 2018
VBKUBV408KM756186 SVARTPILEN 701 2019
VBKUPV401KM739909 VITPILEN 701 2019
VBKUBV403KM759531 SVARTPILEN 701 2019
VBKUPV407JM726368 VITPILEN 701 2018
VBKUPV403JM726349 VITPILEN 701 2018
VBKUPV408KM739891 VITPILEN 701 2019
VBKUPV405JM728961 VITPILEN 701 2018
VBKUPV404JM728823 VITPILEN 701 2018
VBKUPV403JM728392 VITPILEN 701 2018
VBKUPV40XJM728843 VITPILEN 701 2018
VBKUPV400JM728849 VITPILEN 701 2018
VBKUPV404JM726411 VITPILEN 701 2018
VBKUPV409JM728820 VITPILEN 701 2018
VBKUBV404KM759800 SVARTPILEN 701 2019
VBKUPV40XJM728793 VITPILEN 701 2018
VBKUPV405JM728846 VITPILEN 701 2018
VBKUPV400JM728981 VITPILEN 701 2018
VBKUPV402JM728836 VITPILEN 701 2018
VBKUPV401JM728844 VITPILEN 701 2018
VBKUPV408JM726539 VITPILEN 701 2018
VBKUPV405JM726353 VITPILEN 701 2018
VBKUBV402KM756734 SVARTPILEN 701 2019
VBKUPV400JM728835 VITPILEN 701 2018
VBKUPV40XKM739987 VITPILEN 701 2019
VBKUBV40XKM757579 SVARTPILEN 701 2019
VBKUPV401KM740851 VITPILEN 701 2019
VBKUBV403KM759870 SVARTPILEN 701 2019
VBKUPV408LM788655 701 Vitpilen 2020
VBKUPV402LM790028 701 Vitpilen 2020
VBKUPV401LM790022 701 Vitpilen 2020
VBKUPV40XLM790035 701 Vitpilen 2020
VBKUPV40XLM789824 701 Vitpilen 2020
VBKUPV40XLM788527 701 Vitpilen 2020
VBKUPV408LM788526 701 Vitpilen 2020
VBKUPV406LM788525 701 Vitpilen 2020
VBKUPV403LM788529 701 Vitpilen 2020
VBKUPV400LM788522 701 Vitpilen 2020
VBKUBV407KM756177 SVARTPILEN 701 2019
VBKUBV409KM760053 SVARTPILEN 701 2019
VBKUBV404KM760042 SVARTPILEN 701 2019
VBKUBV404KM755987 SVARTPILEN 701 2019
VBKUBV403KM759285 SVARTPILEN 701 2019
VBKUBV403KM760064 SVARTPILEN 701 2019
VBKUBV406KM760043 SVARTPILEN 701 2019
VBKUBV402KM759262 SVARTPILEN 701 2019
VBKUBV401KM759821 SVARTPILEN 701 2019
VBKUBV402KM759522 SVARTPILEN 701 2019
VBKUBV406KM756719 SVARTPILEN 701 2019
VBKUBV403KM755737 SVARTPILEN 701 2019
VBKUPV400KM739917 VITPILEN 701 2019
VBKUPV408KM739969 VITPILEN 701 2019
VBKUPV404KM739970 VITPILEN 701 2019
VBKUPV404KM739967 VITPILEN 701 2019
VBKUPV40XKM739911 VITPILEN 701 2019
VBKUPV405KM739895 VITPILEN 701 2019
VBKUPV401KM739912 VITPILEN 701 2019
VBKUPV403KM738082 VITPILEN 701 2019

 

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