Your favorite three-wheeled scooter is getting recalled with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, as Piaggio Group Americas is recalling certain Piaggio MP3 500 HPE scooters from the 2020 and 2021 model years.
According to the recall documents, the brake hose terminal fittings zinc plating may contaminate the brake fluid on the MP3 500 HPE, thus decreasing brake performance. In total, 27 units are affected by this recall.
Additionally, the braking inefficiency is a consequence of an excessive stroke on the brake levers/pedal, and it occurs after an extended period of stop.
Piaggio says that it has received warranty claims from its dealer network that the front and in some cases rear brake levers have extended play after a prolonged period of inactivity.
To remedy this issue, Piaggio dealers will perform a complete brake system flush, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed April 18, 2022.
Concerned Piaggio MP3 500 owners may contact Piaggio customer service at 1-212-380-4400.
As always, the NHTSA is available at 1-888-327-4236 and safercar.gov.