Brake Pressure Switch May Fail – 2020-2022 Arcimoto Deliverator, 2019-2022 FUV, 2021-2022 Rapid Responder, & 2020-2022 Roadster Motorcycles

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March 23, 2022 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 22V175000

Brake Pressure Switch May Fail

Brake lights that remain illuminated can cause confusion to other drivers and increase the risk of a crash.

 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 22V175

Manufacturer Arcimoto Inc

Components SERVICE BRAKES

Potential Number of Units Affected 516

 

Summary

Arcimoto Inc (Arcimoto) is recalling certain 2020-2022 Deliverator, 2019-2022 FUV, 2021-2022 Rapid Responder, and 2020-2022 Roadster motorcycles. The brake pressure switch may corrode after exposure to salt and chemicals found in de-icers, causing the brake lights to illuminate constantly.

 

Remedy

Owners will be notified by mail and instructed to contact Arcimoto to schedule a service appointment to have the brake pressure switch inspected and dielectric grease added to the connection to prevent the brake lights from remaining on. Owner notification letters were mailed on May 27, 2022. Owners may contact Arcimoto customer service at 1-541-683-6293.

 

Notes

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.nhtsa.gov.

 


Please be reminded of the following requirements:

You are required to submit a draft owner notification letter to this office no less than five days prior to mailing it to the customers. Also, copies of all notices, bulletins, dealer notifications, and other communications that relate to this recall, including a copy of the final owner notification letter and any subsequent owner follow-up notification letter(s), are required to be submitted to this office no later than 5 days after they are originally sent (if they are sent to more than one manufacturer, distributor, dealer, or purchaser/owner).

Please be reminded that under 49 U.S.C. § 30112(a)(3), it is illegal for a manufacturer, to sell, offer for sale, import, or introduce or deliver into interstate commerce, a motor vehicle or item of motor vehicle equipment that contains a safety defect once the manufacturer has notified NHTSA about that safety defect. This prohibition does not apply once the motor vehicle or motor vehicle equipment has been remedied according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

As stated in Part 573.7, submission of the first of eight consecutive quarterly status reports is required within one month after the close of the calendar quarter in which notification to purchasers occurs. Therefore, the first quarterly report will be due on, or before, 30 days after the close of the calendar quarter.

 


Chronology :

On 11/5/21 a field report was made regarding the rear brake lights intermittingly remaining in an on state.
There were additional reports, stating the same issue. There were two (2) reports on 11/23/21, 12/26/21 (second time, same vehicle), 1/26/22 and 2/23/22. On 2/10/22 the details of the field reports were reported to the Quality and Regulatory departments and a problem communication meeting was conducted on 2/17/22.

It was agreed upon at that time that a shipping hold would be requested until a root cause and remedy could be determined. The research found that there was a corrosion problem in the brake pressure sensor switch caused by salt water and other contaminates such as deicers.

On 3/23/22 the temporary solution was to apply
dielectric grease to the connection to prevent the corrosion and the brake lights from remaining on. However this did not fully fix the problem. As over time the dielectric grease would wash away from exposure to the elements and the problem would reappear. It was determined that a more robust solution was needed to prevent another reappearance of the problem. After doing some more experimenting and research it was determined on 4/25/22 that adding a shrink wrap protection to the connection along with the dielectric grease would eliminate the problem.

 


12 Affected Products

Vehicles

MAKE MODEL YEAR
ARCIMOTO DELIVERATOR 2020-2022
ARCIMOTO FUV 2019-2022
ARCIMOTO RAPID RESPONDER 2021-2022
ARCIMOTO ROADSTER 2020-2022

 


7 Associated Documents

Defect Notice 573 Report

RCLRPT-22V175-2488.PDF 217.062KB

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Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-22V175-4771.pdf 646.881KB

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Recall Quarterly Report #1, 2022-2

RCLQRT-22V175-0254.PDF 211.124KB

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Recall 573 Report – 5/4/22

RCLRPT-22V175-9039.PDF 218.087KB

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Recall 573 Report – 6/9/22

RCLRPT-22V175-9063.PDF 217.447KB

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Recall Quarterly Report #2, 2022-3

RCLQRT-22V175-2341.PDF 211.22KB

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Recall Quarterly Report #3, 2022-4

RCLQRT-22V175-8106.PDF 211.305KB

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Latest Recalls Documents

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