Aprilia Recall 10V029000

NHTSA Campaign ID Component Manufacturer Recall Date Units Potentially Affected
10V029000 Engine and Engine Cooling: Engine Piaggio USA, INC. 01/25/2010 335
Defect Summary
Piaggio is recalling certain model year 2010 Aprilia RSV4 “Factory” and RSV4 “R” motorcycles manufactured between July 2, 2009, and October 30, 2009. In manufacturing the connecting rods, a process was used to straighten the rod in order to meet specifications. This process introduced stresses into the rods which greatly affected strength and reliability.
Consequence Summary
Connecting rods in the affected vehicles could fail and cause engine failure that could lead to a loss of vehicle control, resulting in a crash, personal injury, or death.
Corrective Summary
Piaggio will notify owners and replace the engines free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin on or about February 28, 2010. Owners may contact Piaggio at 1-212-380-4431.

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