Triumph Recall 09T004000

NHTSA Campaign ID Component Manufacturer Recall Date Units Potentially Affected
09T004000 Tires Bridgestone/Firestone North America Tire 03/31/2009 1018
Defect Summary
Bridgestone America’s tire operation (Bridgestone) is recalling 1,018 Bridgestone Exedra G850 G motorcycle tires, size 180/70R16 77H, sold as original equipment for model year 2008 and 2009 Triumph Rocket III Touring motorcycles. The motorcycle to which these tires are applied develops very high torque and can cause torque-induced degradation in a body ply which may result in innerliner cracking that may lead to a slow leak in the rear tire. This condition does not affect the front tire.
Consequence Summary
The affected tires may begin to vibrate at moderate speeds. Continued use of a tire with this condition could lead to a vehicle crash.
Corrective Summary
Bridgestone is working with Triumph to notify owners and the defective tires will be replaced free of charge. In addition, the front tire will be replaced free of charge due to the matching requirements of the motorcycle. The safety recall is expected to begin during April 2009. Owners may contact Bridgestone toll-free at 1-800-465-1904.

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