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K&N 204 oil filter recall!

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Cruizin

I'm happy that they are taking care of this the way that they are. Took a while but they are doing the right thing here 

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dmoney

Thanks for the link 

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timjh

I have two with no date code markings at all...

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markstertt

The one I removed after hearing about the problems with this filter was a -5H but wasn't leaking or cracked that I could tell. The 3 I had ordered from Amazon were all -2J's so are supposedly good. I hope K&N accurately determined that they had a definite manufacturing issue during that period between 3H to -9H because I like the lock wireable nut and would like to continue to use these filters.

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rick

I used one of those K&Ns and found out about the leaking issue after it was installed. Mine never leaked. Thankfully, I tend to use my hands to screw filters on and would resort to a nut like that only to remove it. K&N goes out of their way in that link to tell you the nut is there only for removal. Have to wonder if people were using it for installation and breaking the seal. Maybe they've also now beefed up that seal.

 

 

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r1limited

I just stuff a rag in the hole

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thedriver1

K&N just updated the announcement with a phone number and email to report your filter. They're offering either a free replacement or a refund.

 

Details are in the original link.

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markstertt
14 hours ago, thedriver1 said:

K&N just updated the announcement with a phone number and email to report your filter. They're offering either a free replacement or a refund.

 

Details are in the original link.

Thanks 'thedriver1' for the update. I called the number and got a real nice person who sent me an email with instructions to send back 3 pictures, 1. with filter on the bike, 2. end of filter showing date code 3. side of filter showing model number (KN204). Once they get the pix they send a box with return label for your old filter and when received, will send either a refund or a new filter. Good for K&N.

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thedriver1
9 hours ago, markstertt said:

Thanks 'thedriver1' for the update. I called the number and got a real nice person who sent me an email with instructions to send back 3 pictures, 1. with filter on the bike, 2. end of filter showing date code 3. side of filter showing model number (KN204). Once they get the pix they send a box with return label for your old filter and when received, will send either a refund or a new filter. Good for K&N.

Awesome, that's good to hear. Lucky thing I got a pic of the filter on the bike, because I removed it as soon as they sent out the recall initially. I'll have to try getting the replacement now.

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Endless typos

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markstertt

Yeah so did I but still have a later one on the bike...they emailed me a shipping return label already, they're not wasting any time.

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markstertt

I got the return box today, stuck the filter in it, attached the return label and shipped it back....so far so good. I'll continue to use my -204's but will keep an eye on them.

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