Key points of the Triumph Trident 660 and Tiger Sport 660 recall:
- The recall affects all 2022 through 2024 Triumph Trident 660s and 2022 through 2024 Triumph Tiger Sport 660s.
- The problem is a hose obstruction could cause the manifold absolute pressure (MAP) sensor to record incorrect information, which could then send to the ECU.
- If the ECU doesn’t have the correct information, it could cause an unstable engine to idle, which could cause the engine to stall.
- Approximately 7,541 bikes could potentially be involved in this recall.
- Authorized Triumph dealers will perform inspection and service at no cost to the customer.
- The service will involve the replacement of the original single hose with a new three-branch hose that has a completely different part number.
- Triumph plans to notify registered owners of affected bikes on or about August 31, 2023.
Triumph Motorcycles America
On August 16, 2023, Triumph Motorcycles America submitted a safety recall report to the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) concerning all 2022 through 2024 Triumph Trident 660s and 2022 through 2024 Triumph Tiger Sport 660 motorcycles.
The reason for the recall is a potential problem with the engine stalling due to an obstruction in the hose and incorrect sensor information being sent to the engine control unit (ECU). This issue could lead to unexpected engine stalls, heightening the risk of crashes.
Triumph Motorcycles America’s records indicate that approximately 7,541 motorcycles could be affected, covering 100 %of the models in question. Owners of 2022 through 2024 Trident 660 or Tiger Sport 660 motorcycles are advised to arrange for service at their earliest convenience due to this recall.
The problem arises from the possible blockage of the manifold absolute pressure (MAP) hose. Consequently, the MAP sensor might record inaccurate data, which is then relayed to the ECU. As the ECU uses this data to adjust the fuel/air mixture, inaccurate information could lead to unstable engine idling and potential stalling.
Triumph Trident 660 and Tiger Sport 660
Notably, the recall pertains to 2021 through 2024 Triumph Trident 660s manufactured between January 6, 2021, and July 27, 2023. The VINs for affected Tridents range from SMTL10UL5NTAE9988 to SMTL10UL8RTBP8186. Similarly, affected 2021 through 2024 Triumph Tiger Sport 660 motorcycles were produced between August 3, 2021, and August 4, 2023. The corresponding VIN range for these Tigers is SMTL20UL6NTAV5235 through SMTL20UL2RTBP8617.
Triumph’s investigation suggests an uneven engine idle might be a potential indicator for owners to watch out for. To address the issue, authorized Triumph dealers will conduct inspections and necessary services at no cost to the owners. The remedy involves replacing the original single hose with a new three-branch hose, identifiable by a different part number.
On August 18, 2023, Triumph notified its American dealer network about the recall and simultaneously issued a Stop Sale Notice for the affected motorcycles until the problem is resolved. The recall is documented as Safety Recall Action Notice 609 in Triumph’s records.
Triumph plans to inform registered owners of the affected motorcycles around August 31, 2023. Since August 8, 2023, motorcycles in both the Trident 660 and Tiger Sport 660 lines from the production line have been equipped with the corrected hose, rendering them exempt from this recall.
Owners can reach Triumph Motorcycles America’s Customer Service at 1-678-854-2010, using the recall campaign number SRAN 609. Additionally, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline can be contacted at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or by visiting www.nhtsa.gov. The NHTSA reference number for this recall is 23V-583.