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2013 Husqvarna CR125, WR125, WR250 and WR300 Recalled for Throttle Malfunctions

Tue, 13 Aug 2013

The Consumer Public Safety Commission announced a recall for the 2013 Husqvarna CR125, WR125, WR250 and WR300 off-road models because of a problem with the throttle cable.

According to the CPSC, the throttle cables on the affected units may malfunction, causing the rider to lose control of the motorcycle’s speed, posing a crash hazard.

No further details about the problem were announced by the CPSC, but a similar recall on the same models was announced for Australia in May.

According to the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission, the throttle cables may jump the cable wheel and become pinched against the upper throttle housing. In such a situation, the throttle may be stuck in the open position. Accompanying photographs (below) show the original throttle housing (left) and an updated part (right) with a grove to guide the throttle cable.

A similar throttle housing recall was announced in April for several KTM and Husaberg two-stroke models. The KTM and Husaberg models use a similar part as Husqvarna, supplied by Italian company Domino.

The CPSC recall affects 260 units in the U.S.

[Source: CPSC, Australian Competition & Consumer Commission]

By Dennis Chung

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