Triumph Recalls Multiple Models for Faulty ECUs

12/09/2014 @ 12:17 pm, by Jensen Beeler4 COMMENTS

2014-Triumph-Thruxton

Triumph is recalling a number of its models for faulty engine control units (ECUs), which may improperly activate the bikes’ fuel injectors.

The recall affects the 2014 and 2015 model year Triumph Thunderbird, Thunderbird ABS, Tiger 800,Tiger 800 ABS, Thruxton, and Bonneville motorcycles manufactured between February 6, 2014 and August 7, 2014.

It’s not clear how many total motorcycles this recall affects, as Triumph lists the number currently as “0” with NHTSA, but given the number of models involved and the wide timeframe given on the production dates, we would expect a massive number of motorcycles to be involved.

According to Triumph, the affected ECU’s improperly signal the activation of the bikes’ fuel injectors. This can cause a loss of power on affected machines, which could induce a crash.

Triumph will notify owners, and dealers will modify the internal ECU hardware, free of charge. This recall has already begun on November 6, 2014.

Concerned owners may contact Triumph customer service at 1-678-854-2010 (Triumph’s number for this recall is SB519). As always, the NHTSA is also available at 1-888-327-4236 and safercar.gov.

All Affected Triumph Models for This Recall:

  • 2014-2015 TRIUMPH AMERICA
  • 2014-2015 TRIUMPH BONNEVILLE
  • 2014-2015 TRIUMPH BONNEVILLE T100
  • 2014-2015 TRIUMPH ROCKET III ROADSTER
  • 2014-2015 TRIUMPH ROCKET III TOURING
  • 2014-2015 TRIUMPH ROCKET III TOURING ABS
  • 2014-2015 TRIUMPH SCRAMBLER
  • 2014-2015 TRIUMPH SPEEDMASTER
  • 2014-2015 TRIUMPH THRUXTON
  • 2014-2015 TRIUMPH THUNDERBIRD
  • 2014-2015 TRIUMPH THUNDERBIRD ABS
  • 2014-2015 TRIUMPH THUNDERBIRD STORM
  • 2014-2015 TRIUMPH TIGER 800
  • 2014-2015 TRIUMPH TIGER 800 ABS

Source: NHTSA

  • crshnbrn

    re: “Triumph will notify owners, and dealers will modify the internal ECU hardware, free of charge.”

    The ECU is not a sealed unit?

  • Ted

    A lot of people had Triumph Thunderbirds before that ECU.

  • Lee

    Hi there was a recall on the 900 Thunderbirds in 1995 , the carburettors were faulty !
    Hubby’s is still on the road mine got sold and got a Thunderbird Sport !

  • Luke

    My T100’s (6wks old) engine died in a tunnel from this, nearly killed me and my GF. Great start to my Triumph ownership.