Citing concerns that the brakes could fail if not properly serviced, Harley-Davidson has issued a recall notice for nearly 175,000 motorcycles produced from 2008 to 2011.
The company said in its recall notice that deposits can build up on components in the braking system if it is not flushed on a 2-year maintenance schedule specified in the owner’s manual.
Harley-Davidson is vowing to contact owners of the affected bikes to bring their machines to dealers for free brake system flushing and refilling with new Platinum Label Dot 4 brake fluid.
The recall process is to begin on Feb. 12.
Owners can contact Harley-Davidson customer service at 800-258-2464.
The National Highway Safety Administration began investigating the braking problem in July 2016 after receiving reports that the antilock braking systems were failing without warning.
The agency reported receiving 43 complaints, including three reports of crashes and two involving injuries.