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2013 Triumph Explorer Recall
May 20, 2013Triumph Motorcycles of America has announced that they are recalling certain model year 2013 Explorer motorcycles. They stated that the gross vehicle weight rating data on the certification label is incorrect. Thus, the motorcycles fail to comply with the requirements of Part 567, "Certification". The incorrect label could cause the operator to overload the motorcycle which may result in handling issues and/or tire failure, increasing the risk of a crash. Triumph will notify owners and replace the labels with corrected GVWR data, free of charge. Owners may contact Triumph at 1-678-854-2010.
What is a recall?
A recall is an action by the Company to remedy a safety or emissions related concern related to a vehicle defect or regulatory requirement. It may require that you return your vehicle to the dealer for service. If your vehicle is not affected, it may be because it was built at a different time or using a different part than the affected vehicles.
What is a Technical Service Bulletin?
Technical Service Bulletins, or TSBs, are the way that car makers notify their dealer service departments of known problems with specific model vehicles. These bulletins are also available to independent garages, owners, and do-it-yourselfers.
What is a Vehicle Defect Investigation?
Motor vehicle and related safety defect investigations of vehicles, tires and equipment opened since 1972. Investigations are opened as a result of suspected component failures that present a risk to highway safety, and from non-compliance with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards.