2010 MV Agusta F4 recall

Air filter may come out of position

By Motorcycle.Com Staff, Jun. 24, 2010
MV Agusta issued a recall for the new 2010 F4 sportbike, due to a problem with the air filter frame. The recall affects 66 units.

According to documents filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the air filter frame on certain 2010 MV Agusta F4 units may lift out of position, allowing air to flow in unfiltered. This may allow debris to enter the throttle body assembly, interfering with throttle operation.

The problem was first discovered after a journalist reported a problem closing the throttle completely while testing the F4. MV Agusta Motor in Varese, Italy, alerted the Recall Investigation Committee of parent company Harley-Davidson which discovered the cause of the throttle problem. A plastic clip used to hold the air filter frame in position had come loose, allowing the air filter to lift out of position. Small pebbles were found in the airbox, some getting stuck under the throttle plate, preventing it from closing.

To address the issue, MV Agusta is using an new clip and modifying the frame so the airbox cover prevents the filter from lifting even if the clip came loose.

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