2021 MV Agusta F1 Problems and Top Complaints – Is Your Car A Lemon?

Brake issues are among the top complaints received by the NHTSA from vehicle owners

By Brian Jones | Updated on

By Brian Jones | Updated on

The first Italian MV Agusta branded motorcycle was launched in 1945. That means it’s been around almost forever. Certainly, it’s survived all kinds of problems, but they don’t all go away, even now that the company has relaunched its MV Agusta globally.

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NHTSA Complaints for the 2021 MV Agusta F1

Complaint CategoryNumber of Complaints
Service Brakes
2

Most Common Problems with the 2021 MV Agusta F1

The only complaints owners have lodged with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) are related to faulty brakes. Sometimes the rear brakes don’t slow the bike down. Sometimes they fail. Either way, there is no doubt that they put riders’ lives in jeopardy.

A typical description is that there are no warning lamps. They say that the only symptom is progressively more stroke on the brake pedal/lever to engage the rear brake. When it bottoms out, there is no longer any braking capability from the rear brake.

Owners of the MV Agusta also report on forums that their brakes sometimes fail when they have only been on the road for about 1,250 miles. This means they are still under warranty. And it’s not just the 2021 MV Agusta. It’s happened with other previous models too. For example, the owner of a 2014 F4 with only 1,000 miles on the clock had no rear brake.

“One day is working fine, next there is nothing.”

It may be reassuring to know that a warranty covers your brake failure. But if you’ve been involved in a serious accident, it may not matter too much. And certainly, owners of the 2021 MV Agusta who have had brake problems agree.

2021 MV Agusta F1 Brake Problems

Here’s what a couple of owners of the 2021 MV Agusta have had to say to the NHTSA about their malfunctioning rear brakes.

Both the owners quoted here are from California. They are also both extremely concerned about the risks malfunctioning brakes have for riders.

“There is a known defect with all MV Agusta Motorcycles whereby the rear brake fails to operate in a normal fashion due to air getting into the brake system. The result is a ‘squishy’ rear brake that does not activate the rear brake. End result is non-functioning rear brake. This puts the rider in a dangerous situation where they may not be able to brake in time to prevent an accident or full stop when needed. The problem is well known and documented by MV Agusta.”

The owner of this bike says that this vehicle has been to the authorized dealer to rectify the problem three times. At the time of the complaint, it was in the service center for the fourth time for the same brake failure issue. The complaint states, “There are no warnings indicating the braking system is malfunctioning.”

The second complaint states that “the rear brake does not slow the vehicle even when pressed to the end of brake lever travel.”

The owner is convinced that the dealer seems to know what the problem is. He also says the bike is available for inspection upon request. He says the dealer said the issue was not isolated.

“The dealer attempted to fix the issue but it has resurfaced after only a short amount of time. The dealer informed me that it was a design issue where the brake fluid is too close to the hot exhaust system and this problem will continue to reoccur until this is changed.”

What to do if your 2021 MV Agusta F1 is a Lemon? Your Lemon Rights

Nobody likes the idea of having been sold a lemon but if you believe this has happened to you, don’t sit back and accept it.

A legal firm like Lemberg Law can help solve your problems by negotiating on your behalf. We have negotiated many settlement deals for our clients including buybacks, trade-ins, and replacement vehicles.

So, if you think you’ve bought or are leasing a lemon, contact our Helpline and we will assess your problems at no charge. You’ve got nothing to lose because the law says the manufacturer must pay all the legal fees of lemon law cases.

Complaint Data

CategoryService Brakes
DateJul 20, 2022
StateCA
Description
There is a known defect with all mv agusta motorcycles whereby the rear brake fails to operate in a normal fashion due to air getting into the brake system. The result is a "squishy" rear brake that does not activate the rear brake. End result is non-functioning rear brake. This puts the rider in a dangerous situation where they may not be able to brake in time to prevent an accident or full stop when needed. The problem is well known and documented by mv agusta. My vehicle has been into the authorized dealer to rectify the problem 3 times, currently in the service center for the 4th time for this issue. There are no warnings indicating the braking system is malfunctioning.
CategoryService Brakes
DateMar 14, 2022
StateCA
Description
The rear brake does not slow the vehicle even when pressed to the end of brake lever travel. Yes, available for inspection upon request. Braking capability is reduced (only front brake works). Yes, the problem has been confirmed by dealer, and I was informed that it has been seen on other vehicles of the same make/model. The dealer attempted to fix the issue but it has resurfaced after only a short amount of time. The dealer informed me that it was a design issue where the brake fluid is too close to the hot exhaust system and this problem will continue to reoccur until this is changed. Has not been inspected by manufacturer, police, insurance, etc. No warning lamps. The only symptom is progressively more stroke on the brake pedal/lever to engage the rear brake. When it bottoms out, there is no longer any braking capability from the rear brake. Issue first appeared less than 6 months after purchase of new vehicle.

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Brian Jones

About the Author:

Brian Jones spent more than 20 years working as an ASE Certified Master Tech and Parts Specialist at multiple dealerships. Brian has become an authority in the industry, traveling across the country to consult for car dealerships and contributing his expertise as a writer for several major automotive publications. In his spare time, Brian enjoys working on pickup trucks, muscle cars, Jeeps and anything related to motorsports.

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