As far as recalls go, this is a particularly bizarre one! The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is recalling 139 Morgan 3 Wheelers, built between October 2012 and July 2013 for an issue which relates to the brake fluid reservoir. Fair enough many might say, after what happened with Toyota a few years ago, better be safe than sorry.

Read the press release though and you quickly start to realise that this is a typically American recall. You see, it actually has very little to do with the brake fluid reservoir and all to do with a small sticker that should (technically) have been fitted to the car. That small sticker contains warnings which describe how to fill the brake fluid reservoir. The NHTSA say this ‘may result in a reduction of brake performance, increasing the risk of a crash’.

Surely this is something to which Morgan dedicates a paragraph or two in the car’s handbook. There have been no reported injuries or accidents due to the missing label, although we suspect its only a matter of time if the NHTSA say that the sticker is essential enough to warrant a recall. It is unclear whether Morgan will extend the recall to European owners, however, we suspect that common sense might prevail and highway safety agencies would assume owners would read the manual or consult their dealer before filling their brake fluid reservoir…

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