Aug 21, 2018

Major Engine Issue Prompts KTM 250 SXF Recall

2016 KTM 250SX-F Factory Edition
The 2016 KTM 250 SX-F, 250 SX-F Factory and Husqvarna FC 250 have been recalled over a possible engine failure.

KTM Australia has advised owners of a 2016 KTM 250 SXF Factory Edition, 2016 KTM 250 SXF or 2016 Husqvarna FC 250 purchased in Australia between the 1st March 2016 and 20th May 2016 not to operate or ride the bike until it has been taken to an authorised dealer for inspection and repair.

Quality deviations in the production process of the connecting rod may result in an early failure, causing fracturing of the conrod under certain load conditions.

2016 Husqvarna FC250A failure of the connecting rod would result in major engine damage.

The Husqvarna FC 250 uses the same engine and could be subject to the same failure.

The recall is limited to specific VIN ranges.

The list of affected VIN numbers for KTM machines can be found here, and the list for the Husqvarna FC 250 is here.

Owners will be sent a recall notification letter with specific information and alerting them to the urgent requirement to have a dealer correct the issue free of charge.