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Piaggio recalls X9 500, BV500

July 1, 2009

Piaggio has officially recalled 2,428 2006-08 BV500 and 2005-07 X9 500 scooters to repair a fuel pump hose issue:

The hose connecting the fuel filter to the fuel pump may come loose, causing a drop or loss of fuel pressure to the engine. These parts are located inside the fuel tank so no signs of a fuel leak will be visible from the outside. Dealers will replace the fuel hoses on affected scooters. Potentially 2,428 scooters are included in the recall.

(Here’s another story, from Dealernews)

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4 Responses to “Piaggio recalls X9 500, BV500”

  1. mythdraugNo Gravatar on July 1st, 2009 1:18pm

    Seems to be a common problem….

    X9 500
    BV 500
    Scarabeo 500
    Scarabeo 500 i.e.

    Have they already recalled the MP3 500? If not, I wonder how long it will be until that is added….

  2. rakuchinaNo Gravatar on July 11th, 2009 2:05pm

    Yeah, how about the MP3 500?? Keep us posted.
    Is this the first recall since the GTS exhaust recall (hush, hush)?

  3. pikentxNo Gravatar on July 30th, 2009 2:52pm

    I am having the same problem with my 2007 BV500. It has been in the shop twice now for this issue.

  4. campbell_anNo Gravatar on July 31st, 2009 4:24pm

    pikentx,
    have that length of fuel hose replaced now at Piaggio’s expense. Just take it to an authorized (Vespa/Piaggio) service station and they’ll take care of it. I left my 2007, BV500 overnight for the fix. Already, I noticed it starts better. We’ll see if other problems are fixed also. Too soon to tell. But TAKE it in. It’s free.

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