Recalls – 30th March 2018

The latest recalls ordered by motorcycle manufacturers for defective vehicles

All manufacturers must periodically recall some of their vehicles because of defects that emerged after the presentation.

In such cases, the procedure is to contact (usually by letter) all the owners of the vehicles concerned and ask them to visit a dealer for inspection. In particularly serious cases, when the vehicle changed ownership and the new owner and/or registered keeper is not mentioned in the service network database, some manufacturers check the vehicle registration number in the DVLA database to find to the owner.

For this reason, if you did not receive a notification or you purchased a second-hand motorcycle, if you have any doubt that your vehicle could be subject to recall, you can contact the manufacturer’s customer service department to ask for information, providing the chassis number (VIN) of your bike.

NetBikers provides you with an updated list of the recalls made by the manufacturers. To find them, you can use the keyword #recalls in our internal search engine.

Horex
Model: Horex VR6
Type: not communicated
Production period: 2017
Defectiveness: possible malfunction of a sensor in the front brake pump, which can lead to a reduction in braking power
For further information: +49 8191 9696-1000 – http://www.horex.com/en/contact/

 

With regard to helmets, the product for which the withdrawal was ordered was marketed under two brands: Qtech and Jix. The report comes from the UK, and it appears that helmets were marketed in the Netherlands. For the sake of safety, however, we are taking account of the European warning system.

Qtech7, full face helmet. Also marketed under Jix brand


Qtech/Jix
Model: Qtech7
Type: Q7/ FF007 -Type approval E9.05.10312
Production period: not communicated
Defectiveness: The shock absorption capacity of the helmet is insufficient in the event of an impact, with the risk of damage to the head. The product does not comply with ECE 22/05 approval standard
For info: Arranged the collection of helmets already sold – contact your reseller

Qtech/Jix
Model: Qtech/ZPF
Type: Q998/DP998
Production period: not communicated
Defectiveness: The shock absorption capacity of the helmet is insufficient in the event of an impact, with the risk of damage to the head. The product does not comply with ECE 22/05 approval standard
For info: Arranged the collection of helmets already sold – contact your reseller

Qtech/Jix
Model: children’s helmet, product name not communicated
Type: FF601/JX-F601
Production period: not communicated
Defectiveness: The shock absorption capacity of the helmet is insufficient in the event of an impact, with the risk of damage to the head. The product does not conform to the (US) DOT FMVSS No 218 homologation standard
For info: Arranged the collection of helmets already sold – contact your reseller

 

We would also like to point out that alerts on the same helmet brands were published in January 2017 in the United Kingdom. MotorCycleNews informed the public that the British importer of the same brand voluntarily recalled some helmet models. It was not, however, a European recall campaign like the one we are discussing today, but rather a voluntary action, limited to Great Britain; and the models of helmets involved were different.

 

Qtech ZPF, modular helmet

 

 

In the UE recall note, the model is not indicated. However, we believe this should be the FF601/JX-F601
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