PS Importers has issued a voluntary recall for the Hyosung GT650R over an issue with an oil leak.
The notice, issued through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, says there is a possibility that an engine oil-way blanking plug may become dislodged.
“If the blanking plug is dislodged oil, will leak from the engine and may come into contact with the tyres,” the notice says.
“This may cause loss of traction and/or control of the motorcycle.”
Affected owners of a GT650R will be contacted when parts are available.
They should then contact their nearest authorised Hyosung dealer to arrange for an inspection and free repair of the motorcycle.
VIN and engine numbers of affected GT650R bikes are available by clicking here.
Recall notices are issued by the manufacturer through a voluntary industry code under the ACCC.
Despite hundreds of recalls by various automotive manufacturers, only a handful have been mandatory. All others have been issued by the manufacturer.
While any recall is not good news for the manufacturer, it shows that they are largely diligent in fixing problems.
In Australia, recalls are issued through the federal Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development (DIRD), Vehicle Safety Standards division (VSS), and posted by the Australian Consumer and Competition Competition Commission (ACCC).
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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