Harley-Davidson recalls motorcycle due to possible defect

Special to The Freeman

Jan. 2, 2015

MILWAUKEE — Harley-Davidson Motor Company, Inc. has issued a recall of the 2012 Dyna Model and Softail Model motorcycles built Aug. 22, 2011 through Feb. 24, 2012 due a defect related to motor vehicle safety that may exist on those models.

The affected motorcycles were sold for the U.S. and some world markets, according to the announcement. According to a letter from Harley-Davidson to dealers, on some of the specified motorcycles, the front brake master cylinder may experience corrosion in the threads for the brake line banjo bolt.

“If this condition remains undetected, it could result in a sudden loss of brake fluid, which could lead to a loss of front brake function, possibly resulting in a crash,” according to the letter.

Harley-Davidson said it has voluntarily declared this a defect related to motor vehicle safety in order to be able to formally recall of the affected motorcycles. Two recalls, according to the company, are needed to cover all affected models due to the differences in the kit component content required for the two kinds.

Owners of the affected motorcycles may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 or go to www.safercar.gov.

To search for Harley-Davidson safety recall information with a VIN number go to www.harley-davidson.com.