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Trek recalls some e-bikes because of fender bolt concerns

Published July 9, 2019

WATERLOO, Wis. (BRAIN) — Trek Bicycle is recalling some Super Commuter+ 8S e-bikes because of concerns about the bolt attaching the front fender to the fork crown. 

In a notice on the company website, Trek said, "If the wrong bolt that holds the front fender to the fork crown is installed during assembly, the bolt can unthread and the fender can fall on the front wheel. If this happens, the bike can stop suddenly, and the rider could be involved in a serious accident."

Trek is asking owners of model year 2017, 2018, and 2019 Super Commuter+ 8S to visit a Trek retailer, who will inspect the bolt. If the wrong bolt is found in the inspection, the retailer will order a replacement bolt and notify the consumer when it is available. The inspection and replacement will be conducted free of charge.

Consumers who bring in their bike for inspection will receive an in-store credit of $100 to use toward any Trek or Bontrager merchandise. The credit is good through December 31, 2019 and has no cash value. For more information consumers can contact a Trek retailer or Trek Customer Service at 1-800-373-4594.

Topics associated with this article: Electric bike

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