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.