KTM Recalls 2015 690 Enduro R Motorcycles

Byron Wilson | May 1, 2015
KTM has issued a recall notice through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for certain 2015 690 Enduro R motorcycles manufactured November 1, 2014 through February 8, 2015. Here is how the Defect Notice submitted to the NHTSA on April 7, 2015 describes the issue:“The rear brake line from the ABS pressure modulator to the foot brake cylinder may have been damaged during the assembly process of be subject to subsequent damage caused by vibration and contact with the spring clamp of the crank case ventilation hose. The affected components are located on the right side at the center of the motorcycle, just above the clutch cover.”

Owners are advised not to ride their motorcycle until the recall has been remedied. There are potentially 409 units affected, according to the NHTSA.

An indication that the problem is present is a sudden loss of rear braking pressure. Routine quality control inspections in late February 2015 uncovered the issue and after a brief investigation, it was found that a voluntary recall would be necessary. To-date, there are no warranty claims or reported injuries or crashes associated with the defect.

The Defect Notice goes on to state that “authorized KTM dealers will inspect the positioning of the crank case ventilation hose spring clamp on all affected units and complete the repair if necessary, free of charge.”

Owners may contact KTM customer service at 1-888-985-6090. Owners may also contact the NHTSA Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 or go to www.safercar.gov for more information. The NHTSA campaign ID number is 15V210000.

Byron Wilson

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