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How to Check If Your Motorcycle Is Part of an Open Recall

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If you ride a motorcycle or plan on purchasing one soon, it’s critical that you understand how to check for any recent recalls that may impact the bike. Taking just a few moments of your time can help ensure that you and your passengers stay safe on two wheels.

The NHTSA and Manufacturers’ Duties

Sometimes, motorcycle manufacturers deem it necessary to recall certain products. In other instances, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) may issue the recall. In either of these cases, when a safety recall is implemented, it is the manufacturer’s duty to file a public report describing:

  • The defect that puts safety in jeopardy or an explanation of how the vehicle/party fails to comply with federal motor vehicle safety standards
  • The population of individuals who own or use the vehicles
  • The reason why the defect was initially investigated
  • How the problem will be remedied and when

Additionally, manufacturers have a legal duty to notify all vehicle owners of the recall and remedy the defect at no additional cost.

Learning About a Safety Recall That Impacts You

The NHTSA has the most comprehensive list of recalls that you can find. As a motorcycle rider, you can get up-to-date information regarding any motorcycle safety recalls by calling NHTSA's toll-free Auto Safety Hotline, 1-888-327-4236, or by visiting their website at

These resources will tell you whether a particular car, truck, or motorcycle is the subject of any active recall campaign. You can also always look at the motorcycle manufacturer’s website, as they will usually list individual recalls. Remember, notices get lost in the mail all the time, so it’s prudent to take the initiative and check yourself periodically.

Injured Due to a Defective Motorcycle?

If you or a loved one is ever injured due to a defective motorcycle or as a result of a defective part, you have legal rights moving forward. Our Daytona Beach motorcycle accident attorneys have been protecting the rights of injured motorcyclists since 1993. We have the skills, experience, and knowledge necessary to help you obtain a favorable result.

We will fight for the justice you deserve. Contact Politis & Matovina, P.A. at (386) 333-6613 to get started with your free, no-obligation consultation.