Moto Guzzi Recall 08V305000

NHTSA Campaign ID Component Manufacturer Recall Date Units Potentially Affected
08V305000 Exterior Lighting: Headlights Piaggio USA, Inc. 07/08/2008 646
Defect Summary
Piaggio is recalling 646 model year 2007-2008 Moto Guzzi Norge 1200 motorcycle models equipped with Triom headlights, low beam bulb and headlight reflectors. The headlight low beam bulb has a “pigtail” wire attached to it. This wire connects the low beam bulb to the motorcycle’s wiring harness. It may touch the hardware used to secure the bulb in the reflector. Over time and vibration the insulation may wear through causing the direct short to ground. This short causes the motorcycle’s main fuse to blow and all electrical power to the motorcycle to stop.
Consequence Summary
Electrical power to the motorcycle is cut off and as a result, the engine stalls increasing the risk of a crash.
Corrective Summary
The front brake line will be replaced on all affected motorcycles. All motorcycles are still in transit to the United States. These motorcycles will be corrected at the warehouse before being sold to consumers.

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