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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.


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      Wetstuff
      • 2 Years Ago
      Oh my god.. Stop Now! ..a label. Whew. I am sure glad the NHTSA is on the job. Jim
        Myself
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Wetstuff
        See, they did not have to use labels back in 1924 where this car belongs.
      Get Squirly
      • 2 Years Ago
      Well jeez, nobody better drive their Morgan until this problem is fixed! Could be so dangerous! OH THE HORRORS!
      Drakkon
      • 2 Years Ago
      NHTSA recalls Morgan three wheeler for having a burning, flaming thing attached the the front bumper. I love this car.
      powerplay454ss
      • 2 Years Ago
      I hope some day the gov't willl start issuing " Trip warning " lables on my shoelaces....
        T Rock
        • 2 Years Ago
        @powerplay454ss
        Along with tying instructions, safe disposal methods, nutritional info and an MSDS for the chemicals used in making them. I just go barefoot
      g999s
      • 2 Years Ago
      YAWN
      rkeeeballs
      • 2 Years Ago
      Easy fix....mail everybody a sticker.....done !... :>)
        gardenpass
        • 2 Years Ago
        @rkeeeballs
        Do you really expect someone to be able to apply a sticker to a specific item on their car by themselves? WARNING: They may have attended a U. S. public school!
        T Rock
        • 2 Years Ago
        @rkeeeballs
        And just how will the government be sure you attached the sticker in accordance with the NHTSA rules? We can't just have anyone attaching stickers without proper training.
      T Rock
      • 2 Years Ago
      If you need a label to fill a brake fluid resevoir you probably shouldn't be driving in the first place
        cqdeed
        • 2 Years Ago
        @T Rock
        Seen it with my own eyes. Instead of learning it from Driver's Ed and the advice of her father, my daughter elected to follow the "don't worry about it" advice of her boyfriend. Guess who burned up her engine from lack of oil.
      knightrider_6
      • 2 Years Ago
      Yuck! Who made this ugly creature? Why issue a recall. Just burn all of them.
      MIKEY'S SCREEN
      • 2 Years Ago
      It looks like and probably drives like.....a piece of junk!
        DENNIS
        • 2 Years Ago
        @MIKEY'S SCREEN
        you dont know your cars do you. Should really read up on it.
      kevinrevin13
      • 2 Years Ago
      The real reason to recall these things would be to place the steering wheel on the correct side.
      gfviperman
      • 2 Years Ago
      More government running amuck ...
      Curtis
      • 2 Years Ago
      If car dirvers are so stupid that they can't figure out to stop putting brake fluid in the reservoir once it's full, They should check themselves into the Government Funded Idiot Hospital. The Dumbing down of Americans is fianally complete. Kinda like putting a styrofoam cup ful of ULTRA HOT Coffee in your lap and then driving your car. We should all be so proud our Government has decided to spend so much money to protect us. Because we have seen the enemy and it are us! The People who have enough interest in these cars can figure out when to stop filling the damn thing. Too Much Government is not a good thing! What's next? Labels on the gas , brake and clutch pedals to we don't confuse ourselves???
        ectullis
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Curtis
        The dumbibg down became complete with the election of Obsama
          rab4one
          • 2 Years Ago
          @ectullis
          The dumbing down started and ended with george w. and the puppeter cheney.
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