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8v recal is there

Discussion in 'Chat & Tech Info' started by pauldaytona, Feb 6, 2009.

  1. Wonder B

    Wonder B Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    JUst got my letter directly from Mandello this morning with a beautiful Italian stamp on it! I can't believe they don't have a stamping machine and that someone actually licks the (huge) stamps on the envelopes to have them sent! :laugh:

    Anyway, I called my dealer but the mechanic I got on the phone didn't seem to know about this (he probably hasn't read it yet) but since this is a big dealer with lots of different brands which probably outsell Guzzi 20 to 1 (at least) it's pretty understandable.

    RJVB, my letter wasn't 'recommandé', but I'll need it to show it to the dealer in order to get the job done.

    Now I just hope that the parts are readily available because I want to ride asap. Plus the dealer being not that close to my house I don't want to make too many trips back & forth and finally get stuck with a broken engine on the side of the highway.
     
  2. RJVB

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    Strange it wasn't a registered letter, now if anyone who's machine breaks down can claim that s/he never received word of the recall!

    Anyway, what does your letter say? Go check with the dealer to see if your bike is concerned? The range of VINs so you can check yourself? Or?
     
  3. Wonder B

    Wonder B Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    It's an 'unregistered' letter just like the one I got from GUZZI for the 'new mapping' recall last summer...

    And you can read the exact same letter I received on page 17 of this link :

    www.servicemotoguzzi.com/public/com_ser ... 2-2009.pdf

    The only added thing is the VIN N° of my bike is on top of the letter...
     
  4. pete roper

    pete roper GT Godfather!

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    It's a world wide recall but it may well be that because you had to wait so long for 8V's there may be none in the US affected by the problem. We don't know when the problem was identified in Italy or when the *new* parts were started to be incorporated in new-build and I doubt we ever will.

    Probably the most likely indicator is the list of affected machines by serial/Vin #. Unfortunately, despite the recall notice publication telling us that these numbers are available on the warranty site they aren't. Like Todd Haven I am so astonished and gobsmacked by this trifling irregularity I find it almost impossible to believe, (NOT!):blink:

    Pete
     
  5. guzzirider

    guzzirider Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    Recall letters started appearing on UK doormats this morning. Mine is yet to arrive (assuming my Feb 2008 bike is going to be recalled).
     
  6. Dave H

    Dave H Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Any one have the vin numbers of the effected motorcycles ?
     
  7. pete roper

    pete roper GT Godfather!

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    Just spoke to the Oz importer. It seems the factory will be sending out recall notices to anyone who's warranty ahs been activated.

    As for Vin #'s? as Far as Ken understands it it is anything with 8 valves, basically all Nuovo Hi-Cams.

    Pete
     
  8. GTM®

    GTM® Administrator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    Dave H wrote:
    Using the sparse Registry I have HERE, I'd be happy to list those who have been effected, perhaps we can formulate a pattern or group. If you haven't sent me your info, please do direct e-mail; Todd at GuzziTech.com
     
  9. eimers01

    eimers01 Tuned and Synch'ed

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    I called my dealer today.
    He checked and he informed me that mine was not effected.

    VIN#ZGULZ00018M111631
     
  10. guzzirider

    guzzirider Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    Recall notice received today ZGULZ000X8M111319

    Will call Moto Strada tomorrow to get her booked in.

    And the snow is starting to melt- hooray!!! :woohoo:
     
  11. DecD

    DecD Tuned and Synch'ed

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    eimers01 wrote:
    wonder how he knew that when the list is not published on the web..
     
  12. pete roper

    pete roper GT Godfather!

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    Well it does seem that now they have finally identified the problem they are acting fairly rapidly which is good.

    Pete
     
  13. draidt

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  14. dsirris1976

    dsirris1976 Just got it firing!

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    Got my bike back today.
    My dealer told me that is ok now.
    She sounds great!!! He was working on her all morning yesterday.
    Now she is safe at home. :)


    Bad luck...started raining an hour ago and the weather channel predicts rain until Monday :laugh:
     
  15. eimers01

    eimers01 Tuned and Synch'ed

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    DecD wrote:
    Every dealer can log on to the service site of MG if they have a password
     
  16. loftyjohn

    loftyjohn Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    Hi gang

    I got the recall letters today for the first bike and my current bike:)

    ZGULZ00018M112083
    ZGULZ00028M111301

    I had already been contacted by my dealer though:)

    Loftyjohn
     
  17. pete roper

    pete roper GT Godfather!

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    eimers01 wrote:

    wonder how he knew that when the list is not published on the web..[/quote]

    Every dealer can log on to the service site of MG if they have a password[/quote]

    But as previously noted there is no list available on ServiceMotoguzzi, even though the public notification says there is. The importer told me that they have a list but the factory will be contacting people directly:blink:

    Pete
     
  18. RJVB

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    Heh, might we deduce that the range in fact covers most of the bikes sold to date??? :S
     
  19. DecD

    DecD Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Got my letter today VIN#ZGULZ00078M111603
     
  20. WayneOrwig

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    Out of curiousity, could those of you that get a notice let us know what side of the planet you are on?
    Thanks.

    Hot side, cold side, dark side, bright side, etc. :laugh:

    I have a feeling that the US will be late to the party as usual.
     

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