Motorcycle Seal Defect Could Result in Engine Failure

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently reported that BMW has recalled certain motorcycles that were manufactured between August 2006 and January 2008. The product defect in question involves a seal of the fuel pump control housing unit, which could fail, allowing water to enter the control unit housing, increasing humidity within the vehicle’s mechanical systems. The increased humidity could eventually corrode the fuel pump, causing it to fail. Without fuel being able to properly reach the engine, the engine could abruptly stop, causing the motorcycle to suddenly stall while being operated. If such an engine failure were to occur, the operator of a motorcycle would be placed at high risk for losing control of the vehicle, and, being involved in a serious accident.

Motorcycles are complex sophisticated machines. All parts and systems need to be working properly and at optimum levels in order to ensure rider safety. If not, something as simple as seal failure can affect other engine parts and render the machine dangerous to operate. Motorcyclists that experience any failure during operation should know that motorcycle manufacturers, designers and distributors could be held liable for their products’ defects.

If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident contact an experienced product liability attorney at Blume Forte. Our NJ motorcycle accident attorneys will evaluate the circumstances of your accident to determine whether you have a viable claim for damages. Call us today at 973-845-4421 for more information and a no cost consultation.

Source: RCLMTY-082009-1234.pdf

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