Husqvarna Again Recalls Motorcycles for Brake Issue

AMHERST, Ohio – KTM North America, Inc. is again recalling nearly 400 model-year 2022  Husqvarna Motorcycle 350 and 501 models to address potentially incorrectly installed front brake pad retaining clips.

Last Aug. 31st the company recalled 342 of these motorcycles to inspect and, if necessary, repair an incorrectly mounted brake-pad-retaining “R” clips. Jan. 14th KTM expanded the recall population to 394 (200 501s and 194 350s) with the intention to replace all of these clips (both on the front and rear) with new ones developed last autumn and became available in November.

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According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Part 573 Safety Recall Report 22V-014, “This new recall is to replace the originally mounted retaining “R” clips with new version “R” clips that has an additional retaining mechanism. We are also replacing the retaining “R” clips on the rear brake caliper for consistency on the motorcycle. This is to prevent the mixing up of retaining “R” clips by equipping the motorcycle with like clips on both the front brake and rear brake caliper.”

The potential safety hazard cited by NHTSA was “If the brake pad retaining “R” clips on the brake calipers become unmounted there is a possibility the clips can unfasten and fall out and get lost while riding. This can result in the brake pad securing pin and brake pad holding bracket being lost which could reduce front braking performance.”

Dealers and owners were scheduled to be notified as to the new recall last week.

Mike Geylin
Mike Geylin

Mike Geylin is the Editor-in-Chief at Hagman Media. Geylin has been in automotive communications for five decades working in all aspects of the industry from OEM to supplier to motorsports as well as reporting for both newspapers and magazines on the industry.