Morgan Motor Company Limited, a renowned automobile manufacturer, has issued a recall for 62 units of its 2023 Super 3 motorcycles. This action follows the discovery of a potential hazard where the pedal box housing may have been improperly welded, posing a significant risk of reduced braking performance or total loss of brake function.
NHTSA Campaign Number 24V020000 highlights the seriousness of this issue, as the defective welding can lead to the hydraulic seal between the hose and master cylinder breaking. This malfunction is critical as it directly impacts the vehicle’s ability to brake effectively, thereby increasing the risk of a crash.
In response to this alarming situation, Morgan Motor Company has announced a remedy program. Dealers are instructed to replace the pedal box assembly at no cost to owners. Notification letters to owners were scheduled to be dispatched starting January 22, 2024. For additional assistance, owners can contact MMC customer service at 1-749-656-2632, citing the recall number MMC2023-001.
The recall also involves coordination with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Vehicle owners can reach out to the NHTSA Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 or visit www.nhtsa.gov for more information.
This recall encompasses motorcycles produced between February 28, 2023, and November 17, 2023. The defect description pinpoints the cause as a weld failure on the mounting plate of the master cylinder, leading to movement during normal brake operation and consequent breaking of the hydraulic seal.
Morgan Motor Company has identified a third-party supplier’s deviation from the engineering drawing specifications as the root cause of this defect. In response, they have taken steps to replace the potentially defective pedal box housing with quality-assured parts from the supplier ADV Brightware Manufacturing Limited.
Morgan Motor Company is committed to ensuring the safety of its customers by promptly addressing this significant safety concern and facilitating the necessary repairs to maintain the high standards expected of their vehicles.