SPARTAN ERV LEGEND 2005: SUSPENSION:REAR:SHOCK ABSORBER

Make : SPARTAN ERV Model : LEGEND Year : 2005
Build Dates : 2005-01-17 - 2005-04-08
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 05V199000
Date Owner's Notified: 2005-05-18 Date Received by ODI: 2005-05-05 Date Added to Database: 2005-05-05
Manufacturers Involved: AMERICAN IRONHORSE MOTORCYCLE COMPANY
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: SUSPENSION:REAR:SHOCK ABSORBER
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 199
Summary:
      ON CERTAIN MOTORCYCLES EQUIPPED WITH SHOCK ABSORBERS MANUFACTURED BY PROGRESSIVE SUSPENSION, INC. THE SHOCK ABSORBERS HAVE A SPRING PLATE ASSEMBLY THAT WAS INSTALLED UPSIDE DOWN RESULTING IN THE SHOCK ABSORBER FAILING TO HOLD THE WEIGHT OF THE MOTORCYCLE AND IN SOME INSTANCES COULD SUDDENLY DECOMPRESS WHILE THE MOTORCYCLE IS IN OPERATION.
Consequence:
      SHOCK ABSORBER FAILURE WILL CAUSE THE MOTORCYCLE TO LEAN GREATLY TO THE SIDE OF THE DEFECTIVE SHOCK ABSORBER INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH, SERIOUS INJURIES OR DEATH.
Remedy:
      DEALERS WILL INSPECT ALL SHOCK ABSORBERS AND REPLACE ALL DEFECTIVE SHOCK ABSORBERS FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON MAY 18, 2005. OWNERS MAY CONTACT AMERICAN IRONHORSE AT 1-888-618-4766.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 'TTY 1-800-424-9153', OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.