Transport Canada Recall 2019/2020 Vespa GTS 300
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Vespa Dealer
Joined: 22 Dec 2013
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Location: Toronto Ontario Canada
Mon Dec 02, 2019 4:04 pm quote
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.
Molto Verboso
2018 GTS300 Super Sport - Donatello Vespace
Joined: 22 Dec 2012
Posts: 1305
Location: Toronto, Ontario Canada
Tue Dec 03, 2019 4:36 am quote
Re: Transport Canada Recall 2019/2020 Vespa GTS 300
ApsevTorontoWest wrote:
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.
Thank you Lou. As always, you look after us and we appreciate you for that.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
Modded Vespa 2017 GTV 300, BMW 2017 C650GT, Ural 2019 Gear Up
Joined: 21 May 2017
Posts: 5815
Location: Downtown Toronto
Tue Dec 03, 2019 4:53 am quote
Re: Transport Canada Recall 2019/2020 Vespa GTS 300
Soul Surfer wrote:
ApsevTorontoWest wrote:
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.
Thank you Lou. As always, you look after us and we appreciate you for that.
+1
Veni, Vidi, Posti
GTS 300, BV 500, Buddy 125
Joined: 05 Apr 2008
Posts: 7972
Location: Houston, TX/Breckenridge, CO
Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:35 am quote
Same recall in the US
Veni, Vidi, Posti
2008 MP3 500, 2013 BV350, 2020 Vespa Sei Giorni
Joined: 13 Oct 2012
Posts: 7579
Location: Ashburn, Va. Home to the Internet
Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:46 am quote
Wonder why the GTV / Sei Giorni isn't included?
Only difference is the Sei Giorni does not have ASR.
Molto Verboso
2018 Vespa GTS 300 ABS- Bianco
Joined: 20 Apr 2013
Posts: 1952
Location: E. KY
Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:08 am quote
Actually seems like a weird problem given that hydrogen is, in fact, one of the most plentiful gases on earth, zinc plating or not?
Sure not what I would have expected as a cause! Not that it matters for my scoot.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
GTS 300ABS, Buddy 125, Typhoon 125
Joined: 29 Dec 2007
Posts: 10915
Location: Oregon City, OR
Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:15 am quote
WEB-Tech wrote:
Wonder why the GTV / Sei Giorni isn't included?
Only difference is the Sei Giorni does not have ASR.
Are you sure this is true? I thought Piaggio ABS/ASR was a single system. If you have ABS, wouldn't that mean you also have ASR?
Molto Verboso
2009 GTS 250, 2013 Buddy 125, 2014 Triumph Bonneville
Joined: 23 Apr 2016
Posts: 1921
Location: North Jersey
Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:30 am quote
WEB-Tech wrote:
Wonder why the GTV / Sei Giorni isn't included?
Only difference is the Sei Giorni does not have ASR.
Could they have been built later in the production year and maybe they had already discovered the problem and applied the fix?
Veni, Vidi, Posti
Modded Vespa 2017 GTV 300, BMW 2017 C650GT, Ural 2019 Gear Up
Joined: 21 May 2017
Posts: 5815
Location: Downtown Toronto
Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:10 pm quote
Dooglas wrote:
WEB-Tech wrote:
Wonder why the GTV / Sei Giorni isn't included?
Only difference is the Sei Giorni does not have ASR.
Are you sure this is true? I thought Piaggio ABS/ASR was a single system. If you have ABS, wouldn't that mean you also have ASR?
Yes - the GTV has ABS/ASR and the Sei Giorni just ABS. It's a little weird but a fact.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
2008 MP3 500, 2013 BV350, 2020 Vespa Sei Giorni
Joined: 13 Oct 2012
Posts: 7579
Location: Ashburn, Va. Home to the Internet
Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:34 am quote
Dooglas wrote:
WEB-Tech wrote:
Wonder why the GTV / Sei Giorni isn't included?
Only difference is the Sei Giorni does not have ASR.
Are you sure this is true? I thought Piaggio ABS/ASR was a single system. If you have ABS, wouldn't that mean you also have ASR?
Sei Giorni definitely does not have ASR.

Last edited by WEB-Tech on Fri Dec 06, 2019 6:15 am; edited 1 time in total
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2016 Vespa GTS 300 i.e. ABS, 2010 Vespa GTS 300 ie Super (sold) & 2003 Honda Shadow VT750 ACE (sold) & 2006 Vespa LX150 (sold)
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Location: Toronto (formerly Montreal)
Thu Dec 05, 2019 6:28 pm quote
Thanks Lou, much appreciated!
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Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:40 am quote
Is this recall still posted?
I can't find it here:
https://wwwapps.tc.gc.ca/Saf-Sec-Sur/7/VRDB-BDRV/search-recherche/menu.aspx?lang=eng

It has 2019596 and 2019598 but no 2019597
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