KTM recalls 690 Duke over fuel leak

KTM 690 Duke R

KTM has issued a global recall of 690 Duke and 690 Duke R models made since 2016 over a potential fuel leak.

There is no word yet from KTM Australia about whether it affects Australian bikes or whether they will do an official recall notice or an in-service fix when owners bring them in for routine maintenance.

KTM says the fault is a possible leak in the gasket in the filler neck.

If fuel leaks, it could lead to a fire.

It is expected owners will be contacted by the company to bring in their bike for an inspection and free replacement filler neck and gasket.

The job should take about 40 minutes.

KTM 690 Duke
KTM 690 Duke

YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS ON RECALLS

Recall notices are issued by the manufacturer through a voluntary industry code under the ACCC.

Despite hundreds of recalls by various automotive manufacturers, none has ever been mandatory.  All 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.

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

• UK

• New Zealand

• Canada

One thought on “KTM recalls 690 Duke over fuel leak

  1. My 2017 690 Duke suddenly developed a fuel leak from UNDER the tank around the fuel pump on the Easter 2020 weekend, having been left out on the driveway in hot weather all day whilst I gave it a good clean up. I was unaware until I fired it up a few weeks ago during the C19 lockdown, only to see fuel spilling out everywhere. I immediately contacted my local dealer (JIm Aim Racing), who told me to bring it in for examination, which I duly did. They arranged for a replacement tank from KTM (Austria) to be dispatched, which I’m just waiting on now, but my obvious concern is ‘should this really have happened’? – aren’t things like this tested over and over again by supposedly top quality bike manufacturers. I wouldn’t say it was actually that hot on the Easter weekend, but it was enough to warp the fuel tank to the point where the seal failed. The bikes only done about 4k miles. Jim Aim Racing have been extremely good at sourcing a replacement, but I’d like to point this issue out to other 690 owners. Bring back the metal tank is what I say.

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