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"Recall Alerts"

05-27-2002

Published by:
Peter A. Lynch, Esq.
of Cozen O'Connor
palynch@cozen.com
http://www.cozen.com

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:      This weekly newsletter covers:

  1. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Publishes Recall Affecting Various 2002 Victory Models of Polaris
  2. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Publishes Recall Affecting 2002 Maserati Coupe and Sedan


(1) NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION (NHTSA) PUBLISHES RECALL AFFECTING VARIOUS 2002 VICTORY MODELS OF POLARIS

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has published a recall affecting various 2002 Victory models by Polaris because there may be an increased risk of fire. The recall affects 1320 units that were manufactured between August 2001 and April 2002.

If the schrader valve is not properly tightened, fuel leakage could result increasing the risk of a fire. Dealers will inspect all motorcycles and replace the fuel rails as necessary. Owner notification is expected to begin during May 2002. Owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Victory at (715) 294-5331.

The National Highway Safety Administration Campaign No. is 02V122000. The Announcement can be viewed at http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/.


(2) NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION (NHTSA) PUBLISHES RECALL AFFECTING 2002 MASERATI COUPE AND SEDAN

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has published a recall affecting Maserati 2002 Maserati Coupe and Sedan because the power steering hose may leak causing a fire. This could allow the delivery hose to leak power steering fluid onto the hot exhaust manifold and could cause a vehicle fire. The recall affects 352 units that were manufactured between September 2001 and November 2001.

Dealers will inspect the position of the power steering delivery hose and install a positioning clamp. if the hose is damaged and/or cannot be moved into the properly aligned position, the hose will be replaced with a new one. owner notification is expected to begin during May 2002. Owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Maserati at (201) 816-2651.

The National Highway Safety Administration Campaign No. is 02V130000. The Announcement can be viewed at http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/.

DISCLAIMER: This column is not intended to create an attorney-client relationship. The information contained in this update is general in nature. Individual situations of readers may not fit the general educational information described in the column. Readers are strongly encouraged to consult with an attorney to evaluate individual situations and provide legal advice. Any reliance on the information contained herein is taken at the reader's own risk and should not be considered legal advice.

Mr. Lynch can be reached at Cozen and O'Connor, 501 West Broadway, Suite 1610, San Diego, California 92101, 800-782-3366 (voice), 619-234-7831 (fax), palynch@cozen.com (e-mail), http://www.cozen.com. Follow us on Twitter at @firesandrain.

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