Nissin ABS Brake Defect Creates Waves of Recalls for OEMs

07/31/2013 @ 6:07 pm, by Jensen Beeler3 COMMENTS

Nissin ABS Brake Defect Creates Waves of Recalls for OEMs Nissin anti lock brakes 635x423

A wave of recalls are reaching the shores of motorcycle manufacturers, as brake maker Nissin has had to recall a number of its ABS units for a misaligned inlet valve, which could allow foregin particles into the fluid of the braking system, which could cause the ABS functionality to fail.

Triumph first discovered the defect, and reported it to Nissin, which in-turn notified its other affected OEMs. So far  5,766 motorcycles have been affected by the recall, comprising a total of four manufacturers (a list of the models is after the jump, with a link to the appropriate NHTSA posting). We will update this list if/when more model recalls are announced.

Triumph – NHTSA Campaign #13V319000

  • 2012-2013 Triumph Daytona 675 (388 units)
  • 2012-2013 Triumph Daytona 675 R (489 units)
  • 2012-2013 Triumph Street Triple (384 units)
  • 2012-2013 Triumph Street Triple R (626 units)

Suzuki – NHTSA Campaign #13V312000

  • 2013 Suzuki Hayabusa GSX1300RA (2,561 units)

Kawasaki – NHTSA Campaign #13V310000

  • 2013 Kawasaki Ninja 300 EX300 (1,083 units)

Honda – NHTSA Campaign #13V307000

  • 2014 Honda CTX700 (235 units)

Source: NHTSA

Comment:

  1. Gonzo says:

    Thankfully my S1000RR uses Bosch!

  2. Rob says:

    Every bike has issues. A universal part is to blame.

    BMW has plenty of issues as well. My side stand was crazy loose on my 2012 s1000rr. Fixed it and told them about it but they couldn’t explain it. 3 months later I hear about a recall. So basically they are just as unwilling to acknowledge defects like everyone else.

    Harley takes the cake though. No recalls but they issue safety bulletins and unless you do research or complain about an issue you may never know about the problem.

  3. paulus says:

    Thousands of parts, manufactured and partially assembled by the lowest bidder :)
    These sub-assemblies are simply bolted in wholesale.
    To be fair, the manufacturers do take a lot of measures to check critical systems…