If you have a 2015 or 2016 KTM 1290 Adventure motorcycle, you might want to take notice of today’s recall from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), which affects the models’ insert on the fuel tank, which is used for mounting the fuel tank cover.
On affected motorcycles – during operation or while sitting still – it is possible that fuel can seep or leak out of the fuel tank cover mounting insert. The presence of a fuel leak could result in the possibility of damage or possible fire, which could cause injury or death to the rider or others. In total, this recall affects 1,588 motorcycles.
To remedy the situation, KTM has already notified affected owners, and going forward KTM dealers will inspect and replace the fuel tank cover mounting insert, free of charge. This recall began on March 1, 2019.
Concerned KTM owners may contact KTM customer service 1-888-985-6090. KTM’s number for this recall is TB1904. As always, the NHTSA is also available at 1-888-327-4236 and safercar.gov.