Trek is recalling 2,840 of its Super Commuter+ 8S ebikes from the 2017, 2018, and 2019 model years because the front fender bolt can unthread and cause the wheel to detach, posing a fall hazard to the rider. Trek issued its own recall notice in July and is now working voluntarily with the Consumer Product Safety Commission under the agency’s Fast-Track Recall process.
The company has received two reports of the wrong bolt being installed to secure the front fender to the fork crown. One injury has been reported, resulting in a vertebrae fracture. Consumers are being advised to stop using the recalled electric bikes immediately and take them to a Trek retailer for a free inspection and repair.
The affected ebikes have “Trek” printed on the downtube, and they have an integrated battery and motor. The bikes were sold in the following color and sizes: Viper Red with black decals, sizes 45/S through 60/XL. They were sold at independent bicycle dealers nationwide and online at trekbikes.com and other websites from June 2017 through June 2019 for about $5,200.
Consumers who have questions can contact Trek at (800) 373-4594 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at trekbikes.com and click on Safety & Recalls at the bottom of the page for more information.