After receiving 10 new reported accidents, Baja Motorsports has re-announced the recall of its dirt bikes. The initial recall in March of 2011 was prompted because of a defect with the bikes fuel tank. According to the U.S. Product Safety Commission, the fuel tanks can leak, which poses a fire and burn hazard to riders and bystanders. Baja received 16 reports of fires from the leaking fuel and 10 of these reports came after the March recall.
The recall involves all model DR50 and DR70 Baja dirt bikes. The bikes were sold at Pep Boys and other motor sport stores nationwide from December 2010 through January 2012. Consumers can identify the recalled bikes by the vehicle identification number, which will begin with "L98" and the letter "B" as the 10th character of the VIN. The model number and VIN are located on the bikes data plate, which is on the side of the goose neck (pictured below).
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