Piaggio Australia has issued its second recall of scooters this month with a notice that the frames of 50 Medley 150 and 150 S ABS scooters could crack.
The official product safety notice on the ACCC website says the frame could flex “under certain conditions and subsequently cause cracking of the frame in a particular area”.
“Scooter may become unstable and pose an accident risk to the rider and other road users,” the notice says.
Owners with affected vehicles should contact their nearest authorised dealer to arrange for an inspection and/or repair free of charge.
A full list of the Vehicle Identification Numbers of affected scooters is included at the end of this article.
Piaggio dealers can be found here.
This is the second recall for Piaggio this month. The other was for an issue of loose brake discs on 683 Fly 150 3V scooters.
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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VINs of affected Piaggio Medley 150 scooters