Morgan 3-Wheelers and Continental Tires Recalled

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At this time last year, Morgan issued a recall for their bike engine-powered three-wheelers, which by the way are referred to as motorcycles. A missing label on the brake fluid reservoir was then the reason behind the recall, and the braking system is once more triggering a similar campaign.
At least 235 model year 2012-2014 Morgan 3W motorcycles have been manufactured without a lamp which only illuminates when the brake fuel lever is low. The absence of this warning light makes these vehicles non-compliant with the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 122a, "Motorcycle Brake Systems."

The missing lamp would not alert the motorist of the brake fluid low lever, and this may lead to the malfunction of the braking system, which increases the risk of a crash. Morgan will notify users and schedule a free upgrade for these vehicles, with the dealers installing the low brake fluid lamp in the specified three-wheelers. A schedule for this operation was not provided, but Morgan's US Agent can be contacted at 1-505-570-1845. The NHTSA campaign has number 14V384000.

Another recent recall involves Continental tires, with over 9,000 units to be recalled in the US and Canada, and around 170,000 tires worldwide. Official Continental sources mentioned that "Market feedback indicates that some of these tires have exhibited a condition in the tread and/or belt which may lead to separation and possible air loss.

Continental has not received any reports of accidents or injuries in connection with this condition. The safety recall is being initiated to avoid any potential risk to road-users. The affected tires were sold to original equipment and replacement customers worldwide between 2007 and 2014. This safety recall is part of a worldwide program affecting 170,000 tires."

The recall affects only the following 120/70 ZR17 and 120/70 R17 tires, and no other:
• 120/70ZR17 M/C 58W TL ContiSportAttack – DOT Code CP8B B5MV, 1008 to 2614
• 120/70ZR17 M/C 58W TL ContiSportAttack 2 - DOT Code CP8B B5M4, 2811 to 2614
• 120/70R17 M/C 58H TL ContiAttack SM - DOT Code CP8B BXM9, 1011 to 2614
• 120/70ZR17 M/C 58W TL ContiRaceAttack Comp. Soft - DOT Code CP8B B5M1, 1907 to 2614
• 120/70ZR17 M/C 58W TL ContiRaceAttack Comp. Medium - DOT Code CP8B B5M1, 2307 to 2614
• 120/70ZR17 M/C 58W TL ContiRaceAttack Comp. Endurance - DOT Code CP8B 918B, 3011 to 2614
• 120/70ZR17 M/C 58W TL ContiRoadAttack 2 GTW - DOT Code CP8B 91E9, 2513 to 2614.

“The last four digits of the DOT serial numbers indicate the production period (week/year). Tires between 1907 (19th week of 2007) and 2614 (26th week of 2014) are covered by this voluntary safety recall. No other tire sizes, production periods or product lines are affected. Continental started to notify the respective national authorities on August 8, 2014,”Continental adds.

For more info on this tire recall, please get in touch with Continental.
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