Owners of the Rocket 3 series, for the 2020 and 2021 model years should take note of this latest recall from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), as it affects 1,241 units of the bike.
At the core of the recall is the ABS modulator, which may deteriorate in performance over time because of air that can get into the brake system.
This is an issue on the 2020-2021 Rocket 3 GT, 2020-2021 Rocket 3 R, and 2020 Rocket 3 TFC motorcycles.
According to the recall documents, air could have entered the anti-locking brake system (ABS) modulator while the rear brake system was filled during production.
Because the presence of air in the ABS modulator may result in rear braking deterioration over time, on some ABS units. As a result, degradation of the rear brake efficiency, if unnoticed, can increase the risk of a crash. Hence, the recall.
To remedy the issue, Triumph will notify affected owners, and Triumph dealers will bleed the rear brake system, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin December 16, 2020.
Concerned Rocket 3 owners may contact Triumph customer service at 1-678-854-2010. Triumph’s number for this recall is SRAN 587.
As always, the NHTSA is also available at 1-888-327-4236 and safercar.gov.