Royal Enfield recall: Motorcycle models sold between December 2020 and January 2021 could be impacted. It includes some export models as well…
Royal Enfield has not been known for recalls. Its Himalayan was one of the most shoddy product that was released in the market (from such a renowned maker). Though it was soft on customers that reported issues on the ADV, but initially there were no formal recalls. They came a lot later when the whole media was talking about them.
But its a good learning for the company and it appears that it has become proactive now. In a latest, Royal Enfield has recalled 2,36,966 motorcycles for an issue related to the ignition coil. This includes the largest seller Classic, Bullet and the latest entrant Meteor.
Royal Enfield says in its routine internal testing it has identified an issue with the ignition coil that it used on these models. It says that it could cause misfiring and reduce the motorcycle’s performance. And in rare cases, it could even result in an electric short circuit.
The company, however, quickly adds, that the issue is rare and does not impact all the recalled motorcycle models. It believes that less than 10 percent of these models would need a replacement of the defective part.
This recall includes Meteors manufactured and sold between December 2020 to April 2021 and Classics and Bullets made and sold between January and April 2021. If your motorcycle falls in these timelines, it will be inspected and the defective part will be replaced.
The company will contact the affected customers. People who have bought during these timelines can also pro-actively contact Royal Enfield at 1800 210 007 for verification.
Apart from India, this recall includes models that are exported to Thailand, Australia, Philippines, Malaysia and New Zealand. Let us re-iterate that recalls should be taken positively and they increase faith in a brand.