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Triumph Motorcycles Recalled: What California Bikers Need to Know

» Posted November 27, 2023Resources | Share This Post

Some motorcycle riders in California and across the country face a new threat when they hit the road: their own bikes.

Triumph is recalling two popular models over potential engine problems, the company recently told federal regulators. The recall covers more than 7,500 bikes, which Triumph said could stall unexpectedly.

Manifold absolute pressure hoses could become obstructed, Triumph said in a defect notice filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. NHTSA enforces vehicle safety standards and oversees safety recalls.

“An obstruction can change the air pressure arriving at and recorded by the MAP Sensor, Triumph said in the NHTSA notice. “The MAP sensor requires accurate manifold air pressure readings in order to send correct information to the ECU (electronic control unit). The ECU will adjust the air/fuel ratio based on the data received from the MAP sensor.”

“On defective motorcycles inaccurate MAP data can lead to unstable idle and sometimes an engine stall, increasing the risk of a crash,” Triumph added.

The recall covers certain 2022-2024 Trident and Tiger Sport motorcycles, which were produced between January 2021 and August 2023.

Triumph initially said it planned to notify owners of recalled bikes via email by the end of August, adding that the deadline could be revised. Motorcycle owners can check the NHTSA website to determine whether the recall covers their bikes.

The company is asking owners to bring their bikes to authorized service providers for inspection and repair.

California Motorcycle Owners: Know Your Legal Rights

Whether you prefer to travel by two wheels or four, the risks posed by defective vehicles are very real.

Car and motorcycle manufacturers call back millions of vehicles every single year, citing a wide range of defects that put everyone on the road at risk. These recalls are often announced long after bikes and cars have been sold to unsuspecting buyers.

Fortunately, motorcycle owners in California have some significant legal rights. You do not need to wait around for a recall in order to get your bike fixed.

The California lemon law forces manufacturers to perform a full range of repairs on motorcycles while they are under warranty. It also requires the companies to buy back (or replace, in some cases) bikes that they are unable to or simply decline to fix. 

That includes compensating the owner for any down payment on the motorcycle, as well as for monthly loan payments, the outstanding balance on any loan. The manufacturer is also responsible for towing and other related expenses. 

A bike manufacturer can instead offer to replace the motorcycle, but it is up to the owner to decide whether to accept or reject this alternative arrangement. 

Speak With a California Lemon Law Attorney

At Bickel Sannipoli, our California lemon law attorneys have assisted hundreds of clients across the state stuck with defective or malfunctioning vehicles. 

We are conveniently located in Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco. Call us at (888) 800-1983 or contact us online to speak with a California lemon law attorney today.

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