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Failed switches prompt Triumph Street Triple recall

Triumph Street Triple RS Seed Triple RS switches
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Switches for headlights and indicators could fail if water gets into the controls of the Triumph Street Triple R, RS and R (low seat) models, prompting Triumph Motorcycle Australia to issue a recall.

The recall notice issued through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says the electrical circuits in the left-hand switch cube may not function correctly due to an incorrect seal.

Failed switches

Triumph Street Triple RS switches
Triumph Street Triple RS switches

“If water penetrates the seal, the turn signal indicator and headlamp control switches may not function correctly,” it says.

“If the turn signal indicator does not function correctly, other motorists may not know the motorcycle operator’s intent.

“If the headlamp does not activate, the ability for other motorists to detect the motorcycle, and the operator’s forward visibility, may be reduced. In both cases, there is an increased risk of a vehicle crash.”

Owners have been advised to have their bike inspected at an authorised Triumph dealer “as soon as possible” to have the switches replaced with a new version.

Read our Street Triple RS review here.

Triumph Street Triple RS switches
Triumph Street Triple RS

VINs of affected vehicles

831983  to  873231  plus the following:

801691  813828  817485  826003

809961  814117  817498  826128

809966  814456  817523  826392

811045  814494  817778  827449

811545  814901  818528  828841

812074  815104  818597  828863

812164  815834  819040  828881

812168  815908  819508  828885

812173  816680  821246  830288

812395  816932  821438  830327

812397  817394  821494  830556

812695  817413  821849  831099

813391  817478  824962


Even though manufacturers and importers contact owners when a recall is issued, the bike may have been sold privately to a rider unknown to the company.

Therefore, Motorbike Writer publishes all motorcycle recalls as a service to all riders.

In Australia, recall notices are issued by the manufacturer and the Department of Infrastructure through a voluntary industry code under the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.

While any recall is not good news for the manufacturer, it shows that they are largely diligent in fixing problems.

If you believe there is an endemic problem with your bike that should be recalled, contact the ACCC on 1300 302 502.

To check whether your motorcycle has been recalled, click on these sites:

• Australia


• UK

• New Zealand

• Canada