2012 Morgan 3 Wheeler front three-quarter

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is recalling 139 Morgan 3 Wheelers, built between October 2012 and July 2013. The recall relates to issues with the brake fluid reservoir, which despite the serious function, is being brought in for quite a silly reason.

See, there's nothing wrong with the fluid reservoir itself. It doesn't leak or spontaneously combust, or anything like that. It just doesn't have a warning statement attached, meaning the recalled 3 Wheelers don't conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 122, regarding Motorcycle Brake Systems.

According to the NHTSA website, the "operator may not be warned of the brake fluid reservoir filling requirements." Not surprisingly, there have been no reported injuries or accidents due to the missing label. Morgan is going to be in touch with owners and the spattering of Morgan dealers around the US. It's unclear if a dealership visit will be necessary to apply the warning sticker, or if they'll just be mailed out to owners. Scroll down to read NHTSA's official recall notice.
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Manufacturer: Morgan 3 Wheeler Limited

SUMMARY:

Morgan 3 Wheeler Limited (Morgan) is recalling certain model year 2012-2013 three-wheeled motorcycles manufactured between October 2012 and July 2013. The brake fluid reservoir does not have a brake fluid reservoir filling warning statement. Thus, these vehicles fail to conform to the requirement of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 122, "Motorcycle Brake Systems."

CONSEQUENCE:

The operator may not be warned of the brake fluid reservoir filling requirements, which may result in a reduction of brake performance, increasing the risk of a crash.

REMEDY:

Morgan will notify owners and dealers will apply a brake fluid reservoir filling warning label, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Morgan's US Agent at 1-505-570-1845.

NOTES:

Owners 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 www.safercar.gov.