Triumph—Sprint ST/GT—Replacement Engine Oil Filler Plug/Dipstick

Identifying features

VlN range 466932 to 473209.

Campaign Number: 416
Target Number: 79

What are the defects?

It has been discovered that the dip stick is too long and therefore does not accurately show the correct oil level. The correct oil capacity has been added to each affected bike by the factory, but any dealer or customer checking the oil level using the dip stick will believe the engine had been incorrectly overfilled with oil.
The dealer or customer would then drain oil from the engine to agree with the dip stick.
Draining the oil will result in the engine operating below required oil levels

What are the hazards?

If left untreated, the engine may seize as a result of the oil level falling below the minimum required to safely operate the engine. This may result in damage to the engine and it’s components.

What should consumers do?

Owners will be contacted by mail.

Owners are advised to contact their nearest authorised Triumph delearship for replacement of the engine oilfiller plug/dipstick with a new unit.

Supplier
Triumph Motorcycle Company Ltd (UK)
Where the product was sold
Nationally

Responsible regulator

Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities is the responsible regulator for this recall.

Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities
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