We reported last May that Specialized issued a recall for 1st-generation Turbo Levo and Kenevo e-bikes manufactured between 2017 and 2019. This was due to a fire potential created by the bikes’ battery packs (and battery packs sold separately). News on August 30th, 2022 from Specialized reveals this initial recall didn’t correct the problem completely.
Specialized is expanding the scope their first recall to include additional batteries and e-bikes. The recall now covers bikes and batteries sold between 2016 to 2021. Specialized and bike shops that sell Specialized bikes will be attempting to contact riders that may be affected by this recall via email and with a notification on the Turbo Mission Control app.
If you own either of these models, you should follow this link to see if your bike is affected by this recall. If this is confusing or you are not internet savvy, I recommend visiting the shop where you purchased your bike or contacting Specialized directly.
I commend Specialized for standing behind their products. This expanded recall is also a great argument for requiring e-bikes sold in the U.S. to be third-party tested to meet a battery-safety and electronics-system standard. Not every e-bike company will have the same customer commitment that Specialized has shown.