Triumph Motorcycles is starting a recall campaign on certain 2010 Thunderbird cruisers due to a problem with the front fender fasteners.
On certain 2010 Triumph Thunderbirds, including some ABS-equipped units, the four screws on the front fender mounts may come loose. According to documents filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the plating used on the fender mounting included friction modifiers which are not compatible with the thread lock compound used on the screws. As a result, the screws may come loose and the screw heads may come in contact with the side wall of the front tire, potentially causing it to deflate.
Triumph first received a warranty problem reporting the problem in May 2010. Physical checks identified the issue and a new component was designed, tested, and entered into production. No accidents or injuries have been reported relating to this problem.
Dealers will install new screws on the 1,955 units affected by the recall campaign.