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Harley-Davidson Recalls 175,000 Motorcycles for Brake Failure

Harley-Davidson has decided to recall 175,000 motorcycles at risk of brake failure following pressure from U.S. safety regulators.

About the Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Recall

According to FOX 6 News, the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration began investigating the issue in July 2016 after receiving 43 complaints involving brake failures in Harley-Davidson motorcycles. Three of the reports involved crashes and at least two resulted in injury.

The recall covers more than 30 Harley-Davidson models from the 2008 through 2011 model years. Recall documents say deposits can form on brake parts if brake fluid isn’t changed every two years. The deposits can then cause a valve in the anti-lock brake control unit to stick.

Reports indicate that Harley-Davidson wanted to issue a field service campaign in place of a recall; however, the government refused. Dealers will being flushing and replacing brake fluid in affected vehicles beginning February 12.

Motorcycles Included in the Harley-Davidson Brake Recall

The recall may include the following 2008-2011 Harley-Davidson motorcycles:

  • All years
    • Road King (FLHR)
    • Road King Police (EFI) (FLHP)
    • Road King Police (EFI) (FLHPE)
    • Electra Glide Standard Police (EFI) (FLHTP)
    • Electra Glide Classic (EFI) (FLHTC)
    • Electra Glide Ultra Classic (EFI) (FLHTCU)
    • Street Glide (EFI) (FLHX)
  • 2008
    • CVO Road King 4 (FLHRSE4)
    • Night Rod (VRSCDA)
    • CVO Ultra Classic 3 (FLHTCUSE3)
    • Night Rod Special (VRSCDXA)
  • 2008-2010
    • Road King Classic (EFI) (FLHRC)
  • 2008-2009
    • Road Glide (EFI) (FLTR)
    • Electra Glide Standard (EFI) (FLHT)
  • 2009-2010
    • V-Rod (VRSCAW)
  • 2009
    • CVO Ultra Classic (FLHTCUSE4)
    • CVO Road Glide 3 (FLTRSE3)
  • 2009-2011
    • Night Rod Special (VRSCDX)
    • V-Rod Muscle (VRSCF)
  • 2010
    • CVO Ultra Classic 5 (FLHTCUSE5)
    • CVO Street Glide (FLHXSE)
  • 2010-2011
    • Electra Glide Ultra Limited (FLHTK)
    • Road Glide Custom (FLTRX)
  • 2011
    • Road Glide Ultra 103 (FLTRU103)
    • Street Glide 103 (FLHX103)
    • Road King Classic 103 (FLHRC103)
    • CVO Ultra Classic 6 (FLHTCUSE6)
    • CVO Road Glide Ultra (FLTRUSE)
    • Road Glide Custom 103 (FLTRX103)
    • CVO Street Glide 2 (FLHXSE2)

Contact an Experienced Motorcycle Recall Attorney

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