Recall: Trek Fuel goes cranky
Recall: Trek Fuel goes cranky

Trek has recalled a model of its popular Fuel mountain bike range because the cranks have not been properly attached and can fall off.

The recall applies to the 2022 Trek Fuel EX 8 XT. No other Trek bicycles are affected.

During assembly, a spacer was installed behind the drive side bottom bracket bearing, increasing the bracket width.

As a result, the crank arm is not completely attached to the crank spindle, and the crank arm safety tab cannot lock into the spindle.

This can cause crank arms and pedals to fall off affected bicycles while the bicycle is being ridden and the rider may lose control of the bicycle, increasing the risk of an accident or injury.

Consumers with potentially affected bicycles have been contacted directly by Trek and should immediately stop using their bicycle and take it to a Trek retailer to be inspected.

Spacers will be removed from affected bicycles. All bicycles already inspected or repaired under this recall do not need to be inspected again.

The bikes were sold by Trek authorised retailers in Australian States and Territories between 20 August 2021 and 3 September 2021.

For further information, contact Trek Australia by telephone on 02 6173 2400 or email

A list of the serial numbers of affected bikes is here.

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