Aprilia RSV4 Recall 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.
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.
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.
Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration’s vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 or go to www.safercar.gov.
Manufacturer report date: January 25th, 2010
NHTSA campaign ID number: 10V029000
Component: Engine and Engine Cooling: Engine
Potential units affected: 335