Today’s the day for recalls. Just after posting the official Fox Float X2 recall notice, we received this one from Trek, offering registered owners a $100 gift card to bring their 2014 and 2015 Farley hardtail fat bike in for a free fork replacement. Apparently, the fork’s crown could potentially separate, leaving the base of the fork without its steerer. To date, no one has been injured, but reports of creaking and weird noises prompted a full recall. Kudos to Trek for being proactive and giving everyone an incentive to get into your local bike shop. Full recall PR and links below…
Trek issues voluntary nationwide recall of select 2014 and 2015 Farley models
Owners of MY14 Farley and MY15 Farley 6 urged to bring their bikes to authorized retailer for new parts, $100 coupon. 2016 and 2017 Farleys not affected.
(Waterloo, WI) – In a coordinated effort with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Trek is issuing a voluntary recall of the 2014 Farley and 2015 Farley 6, as well as the framesets of both models. 2016 and 2017 models are not included. This recall is prompted by a pattern of five warranty requests outlining consumer comments of noise and looseness in the headset area of the affected models. An abnormality in the connection between the fork and steerer tube of these select Farley models has the potential to cause a separation at the base of the steerer tube. To date, no injuries involving the affected models have been reported. Upon discovery, the company immediately contacted the CPSC to begin the process of the recall action it is announcing today. The recall affects 4,635 bikes globally, 2,665 of which are located in the United States.
Trek is taking proactive measures to bring attention to this issue by contacting registered owners of the affected models, as well as by reaching out through its global network of authorized retailers. As part of this voluntary recall notice, Trek will provide through its authorized local retailers a free replacement fork, including installation. To incentivize owners of the affected bikes to bring their bikes in for the necessary replacement parts, Trek will be issuing a $100 coupon good towards any Trek or Bontrager product for every bike returned for service.
Authorized Trek retailers have been notified of the issue, and replacement parts are currently available to shops across the globe. Owners of the affected models can expect fast service and replacement parts. Trek urges all riders to have their bikes inspected annually and always maintained by a certified mechanic.
Hit this link (PDF) for info and images to see if your bike is affected.