Harley-Davidson recalls nearly 19,000 motorcycles over brake corroding issue

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Harley-Davidson-Recall (2)

American motorcycle major Harley-Davidson Motor Company has recalled certain model year 2012 FXST103, FLSTC, FLSTC103, FLSTF, FLSTF103, FXDL, FXDWG, FXDWG103, FXDC, FXDB, FLSTN, FLSTN103, FLSTC103Shrine, FLSTFB, FLSTFB103, FXS, FXS103, FLS, FLS103, FLD, FLD103, FXDF, and FXDF103 Dyna and Softail motorcycles. The recalled units comprise of motorcycles manufactured from August 22, 2011, through February 24, 2012.

In the affected motorcycles, the threads for the brake line banjo bolt in the front brake master cylinder may corrode. The problem may cause a sudden loss of brake fluid which is likely to result loss of the front brakes hence increasing the risk of a crash.

Harley-Davidson-Recall (1)

Harley-Davidson will notify owners and the dealers would flush and inspect the front brake master cylinder and, if necessary, replace the master cylinder, free of charge. The recall has already begun on January 14, 2015.

The recall is model based and not region based hence it is difficult to find out find out how many models in India would be affected with the problem.

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