Harley-Davidson announced Tuesday plans to recall roughly 238,300 motorcycles due to clutch problems that could result in an increased risk of crash.
According to USA Today, the recall affects all model year 2017 and 2018 Harley Davidson Touring, Trike, and CVO Touring models as well as certain 2017 Harley Davidson Softails.
The National Highway Traffic Safety and Transportation Administration (NHTSA) says that the faulty clutches can leak fluid to the point that the clutch does not have enough life to disengage the bikes from gears. The agency says this can cause riders to lose control and crash.
Dealers will install a new secondary clutch actuator piston assembly to resolve the issue. Repairs will be made at no cost owners.
According to the Insurance Information Institute, 5,286 people were killed in motorcycle accidents in 2016 with roughly 61 deaths occurring for every 100,000 registered motorcycles. An additional 88,000 motorcyclists are injured in accidents every year.
Among the leading injuries sustained my motorcyclists are:
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