Popular Motorcycle Company Recalls 250,000 Bikes Due to Brake Failure

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February 07, 2018

Harley Davidson received pressure from U.S. safety regulators to recall nearly 250,000 motorcycles. The recall was issued because of faulty brakes.

 

 

Harley Davidson has more than 64 models they are recalling between 2008 and 2011 model years. The recall covers all motorcycles equipped with anti-lock brakes (ABS) such as Touring, CVO Touring, and VSRC models. Several police models have been recalled as well.

 

Among the 64 models, Road King, Electra Glide, Street Glide, and Road Glide have been affected. For the full list, check out the image below.

 

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the brakes may fail due to not properly flushing out the brake fluid.

 

"These deposits may cause a valve within the ABS Hydraulic Control Unit to stick, reducing braking ability and increasing the risk of a crash," NHTSA reported.

 

Apparently, there have been 43 complaints since July of 2016 which include three crashes and two injuries. Harley Davidson originally wanted to do a field service campaign instead of a recall. The government denied their request and demanded they issue a recall.

 

 

Harley Davidson will notify their consumers and the dealers will flush out the entire brake system with the Platinum Label DOT 4 brake fluid at no charge. The recall will begin February 12, 2018. To contact Harley Davidson you may call them at this number: 1-800-258-2464. The recall number is 0171. You can also check out the Safety Recall Report provided by NHTSA here.

 

Please share this information with your family and friends to ensure their safety. In other news, a company is recalling thousands of frozen vegetable bags after a woman found half a rat inside. For more details, check out the article here.

 

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