KTM this week recalled the LC4 models 690 ENDURO R and 690 SMC R of model year 2015 in order to have the rear brake line reviewed as well as 690 SMC R models of model year 2014/2015 to have the spacers checked at authorized KTM Dealers.
These are the same two models that were recalled in June last year for a different problem during manufacturing when they discovered that the tools that were used to fasten the foot break lever onto the footrest mounting of the models 690 ENDURO R and 690 SMC R were partly not adjusted correctly.
This time it seems to be a bit more serious as the problem affects the brakes…
During routine testing in ongoing production, KTM discovered that the rear ABS brake line of the 690 ENDURO R and 690 SMC R models of model year 2015 has possibly been damaged while mounting the spring band clamps of the engine ventilation tube.
Even without this pre-existing defect a subsequent damage caused by vibrations at the contact point as well as a sudden braking pressure loss with resultant total failure of the rear brake cannot be excluded.
Furthermore, in some cases have been installed shorter spacers on the front wheel of the 690 SMC R of model year 2014/2015, which can lead to damage of the brake disc, fork tubes and ABS sensor, causing the ABS system function to be impaired. In addition, the brake piston can be pushed back from the brake disc, resulting in total failure of the front brakes.
All owners of affected and already delivered vehicles will be informed in writing by KTM. In addition, all owners have the possibility to check online whether their vehicle is affected by going to the “Service” area of the KTM Website and entering the chassis number (VBK) and the delivery certificate number.
The brake line and spacers can only be reviewed by an authorized and qualified KTM Dealer. This guaranteeing is free of charge.