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Are vehicle safety recalls strict enough?

In America, the authorities have ordered mandatory vehicle safety recalls to fix faults, but there has never been a mandatory safety recall for a vehicle in Australia. Instead, the Australian Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development seems confident that manufacturers identify faults “through their own quality assurance processes”. Perhaps it’s time the department got tougher on safety …

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Probe into Harley-Davidson ABS failure

The American National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is investigating 43 complaints of ABS failure on models built from 2008 to 2011 after owners failed to regularly replace their brake fluid. The NHTSA report follows three crashes and two injuries from an ABS-related failure. It says Harley-Davidson advises owners to replace the brake fluid every two years, …

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Motorcycle safety recalls up in 2014

With only a couple of weeks until the end of 2014, motorcycle voluntary safety recalls have increased to 39 from 24 last year and 21 the year before. The latest recalls are for a possible fracture in the Triumph Tiger Explorer side stand, an incorrect size gearbox output shaft on “a small number” of Aprilia …

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Motorcycle safety recalls up in 2013

Thousands of bikes have been voluntarily recalled this year for free safety checks. There have been 25 separate motorcycle recalls in Australia so far in 2013 compared with 21 last year. Triumph scored the most at eight, followed by BMW with five, Kawasaki four, Ducati three, and Harley-Davidson, Suzuki and Husqvarna two each. The latest recall …

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