Owners of 2018 model year Triumph Street Triple motorcycles should take note of the latest recall from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), as it concerns 1,242 units from the British brand.
Affecting the R and RS Street Triple models, the recall stems from the left-hand side combination switch, which might malfunction when saturated by water. This can cause the turn signal switch and the headlight switch to malfunction.
According to the recall documents, the left-hand combination switch may not have been properly sealed during its construction, which can allow water to enter the device and short-circuit the electrical components.
This may be due to the fact that the original switchgear had only a single layer of protective lacquering when it was manufactured.
Since the defect affects the headlight and turn signals, this creates a safety hazard, which warrants a recall by the NHTSA. To remedy the situation, Triumph will notify affected owners, and Triumph dealers will replace the left-hand combination switch, free of charge.