A select number of 2019 and 2020 units are being recalled due Braking system components.
Date: November 30, 2019
Contact: Technical Services
Subject: Transport Canada Recall 2019597
Recall Communication: Campaign Code: PP2ZZQ1904_GTS Affected Models: A specific range of: 2019 GTS 300 models 2020 GTS 300 HPE models
Concern: Piaggio Group Americas (PGA) has identified the possibility of a non-conformity in the zinc plating surface treatment on the brake hose terminal fittings. This can cause a chemical reaction with the brake fluid itself and result in excessive travel from the front or rear brake lever. This situation can cause reduced braking or stopping ability and can lead to a loss of control or a crash, increasing the risk of injury.
Cause: A non-conforming zinc plating process on the brake hose fittings causes hydrogen gas to escape into the brake fluid, leading to a loss of braking ability.
Correction: The front and rear master cylinders will be fitted with special bleed fittings found in a specific kit (1R000467). In addition, the entire brake system must be bled and flushed of contaminated brake fluid.