In a rarity for the local motorcycle distributors, Husqvarna has announced a public recall of its Vitpilen 701 and Svartpilen 701 models due to a possible fuel leak.
The recall, which affects all 701 Svartpilen and Vitpilen 701 models produced since 2018 - specifically the 2018, 2019 and 2020 Vitpilen 701, 2019 and 2020 Svartpilen 701 and 2019 Svartpilen 701 Style - will see new fuel tanks fitted at an authorised Husqvarna dealer at no cost to the owner.
From the official Husqvarna Australia and New Zealand press release:
The brand orders all tanks to be replaced with an improved component due to possible unevenness in the area of the sealing surface between the tank and fuel pump as well as tank and fuel level sensor. The improved tanks have an increased wall thickness to correct this deviation.
Customers who own one of the affected motorcycles are being informed by a personal letter and asked to immediately contact an authorised Husqvarna Motorcycles dealer to arrange an appointment for inspection and replacement. All work by authorised Husqvarna Motorcycles dealers will be carried out at no cost to Vitpilen 701, Svartpilen 701 and Svartpilen 701 Style owners.
In addition, all Husqvarna owners can check online in the ‘Service’ area of Husqvarna Motorcycles’ website to determine if their motorcycle is affected by this recall.
Further information on all authorised dealers can be found on the ‘Dealer Section’ of Husqvarna Motorcycles’ website.