Harley-Davidson is recalling more than 105,000 motorcycles from the 2014 model year because their clutches may fail, causing stopped bikes to creep forward and potentially crash. The motor company said it will rebuild clutch master cylinders for motorcycles impacted by the recall.
The company knows of 19 low-speed tip-over crashes tied to the problem, with three minor injuries reported. Bikes named in that recall include the Electra Glide Ultra Classic and the CVO Road King.
The NHTSA recall details follow:
NHTSA Campaign #: 14V537000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 105,746
Vehicle Make | Model | Model Year(s)
- H-D FLHRSE 2014
- H-D FLHTCU 2014
- H-D FLHTCUTC 2014
- H-D FLHTCUTG 2014
- H-D FLHTK 2014
- H-D FLHTKSE 2014
- H-D FLHTKSHRINE 2014
- H-D FLHTP 2014
- H-D FLHX 2014
- H-D FLHXS 2014
- H-D FLHXSHRINE 2014
- H-D FLSTNSE 2014
- H-D FXSBSE 2014
Harley-Davidson Motor Company (Harley-Davidson) is recalling certain model year 2014 Electra Glide Ultra Classic (FLHTCU), Ultra Limited (FLHTK), Police Electra Glide (FLHTP), Street Glide Special (FLHXS), Street Glide (FLHX), Tri Glide Ultra (FLHTCUTG), CVO Limited (FLHTKSE), CVO Road King (FLHRSE), CVO Breakout (FXSBSE), Electra Glide Ultra Classic Twin Cooled (FLHTCUTC), Ultra Limited Shrine (FLHTK SHRINE), Street Glide Shrine (FLHX SHRINE), and CVO Softail Deluxe (FLSTNSE). In the affected motorcycles, a component in the clutch master cylinder may fail, reducing the pressure available to keep the clutch disengaged.
If the clutch does not remain disengaged, the motorcycle may creep forward while the rider intends to be stopped, increasing the risk of a crash.
Harley-Davidson will notify owners, and dealers will rebuild the affected clutch master cylinders, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in September 2014. Owners may contact Harley-Davidson customer service at 1-800-258-2464. Harley-Davidson’s number for this recall is 0159 and 0160.
In addition the motor company is also recalling 1,384 motorcycles made earlier this year to test for possible fuel tank leaks. The recall is on model year 2015 XG500 and XG750 motorcycles manufactured June 11, 2014, to August 14, 2014. Dealers will test fuel tanks subject to that recall and replace them for free if any leak from under their caps. No injuries, accidents or fires have been tied to that problem.
Photo courtesy of H-D.
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