Lawsuit Investigation for Moto Guzzi Flat Tappet Cam Problems
Last Updated on June 26, 2017
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At A Glance
- This Alert Affects
- Anyone who owns a Moto Guzzi motorcycle and experienced engine failure or other problems stemming from the flat tappet camshaft.
- What's Going On?
- Consumers are complaining that a defect in the motorcycles have been causing the engines to fail at a high rate.
Attorneys working with ClassAction.org are investigating whether a class action lawsuit can be filed against Moto Guzzi USA. Reports have surfaced that some of the company’s bikes, including the Griso, Stelvio and Norge, contain a defect that causes the motorcycles’ engines to fail – a problem that could potentially cause a crash. In light of these reports, ClassAction.org would like to hear from anyone who experienced engine problems with their Moto Guzzi motorcycles to help determine whether a class action lawsuit can be filed.
What’s Causing Problems with the Moto Guzzi Motorcycles?
It is believed that the engines (8v and others) in certain Moto Guzzi bikes contain defective flat tappet cams. According to reports, the flat tappets are coated with diamond-like carbon (DLC) that eventually delaminates and causes the tappets to break, resulting in severe engine damage.
Has There Been a Recall?
Piaggio, the parent company of Moto Guzzi, has not yet issued a recall over this issue. It is believed, however, that the company knew about the problem since at least 2010, but failed to provide any warning to its customers.
Moto Guzzi has since redesigned its flat tappet camshafts, but continued to install the old – and allegedly faulty – ones in its bikes until mid-2012. It has been reported that Piaggio has made kits available for purchase so that consumers can fix the problem with the flat tappet cams – but that with both labor and parts, the fix will cost between $2000 and $3000 per bike.
How a Class Action Lawsuit Can Help
If the attorneys we work with can speak to enough Moto Guzzi customers, they may be able to start a class action lawsuit to help consumers get their money back for upgrades and/or engine rebuilds. A lawsuit could also serve as a warning to Piaggio, Moto Guzzi and other auto makers to ensure they provide products that are safe and free from defects.
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