Aprilia Next to Be Hit by the Big Brembo Brake Pad Recall

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The big Brembo brake pad recall continues onward, this time with Aprilia reporting to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that the recall affects its V4 lineup.

Accordingly, the recall affects both trim levels of the Tuono V4 and RSV4 sport bikes, for the 2017 to 2020 model years (only the 2017-2018 model years for the RSV4 RF though).

This recall affects 3,287 V4 units sold by Aprilia in the United States, which constitutes all the RSV4 RR, RSV4 RF, Tuono V4, and Tuono V4 Factory sold in the United States during those time periods.

As with the other recalls, the issue stems from the fact that the brake pad’s friction material may become separated from the brake pad’s backing plate. It should be noted that Aprilia has reported no issues with the brake pads in the US market.

To fix the problem, Piaggio will notify affected Aprilia owners, and Aprilia dealers will replace the front brake pads, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin May 22, 2020.

Concerned, owners may contact Piaggio customer service at 1-212-380-4433. Piaggio’s number for this recall is PA2ZZQ2001. As always, the NHTSA is also available at 1-888-327-4236 and

Source: NHTSA; Photo: © 2019 Jensen Beeler / Asphalt & Rubber – All Rights Reserved

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