Harley Davidson has announced a recall on a batch of motorcycles due to an ill fitted clamp on the engine line cooler line. The affected range is the American brand’s touring motorcycle line up. Total number of motorcycles recalled is said to be 57,138. The move comes after nine cases were recorded when the oil-cooling line got displaced spraying oil on the rear wheel causing it to slip. In these reported cases, two motorcycles crashed while one was left injured.
The motorcycles in question were manufactured between 2nd July, 2006 to 9th May, 2017. The units that have been recalled are the Ultra Classic, Electrica Glide, Police Electrica Glide, Police Road King, Road King, Road King Special, Street Glide, Street Glide Special, Road Glide and the Road Glide Special. Out of the affected models, the Street Glide Special, Road Glide Special and the Road King are on sale in India.
Harley Davidson has confirmed that 46000 units out of the total were sold in the US, while the rest were exported to other countries including India. The clamp will be inspected by the dealer and will be fixed or replaced free of cost.
Last year, Harley Davidson India recalled 3,698 units of the XG750 model to rectify a faulty fuel pump inlet. The company also recalled about 60,000 motorcycles over braking issues in 2014, which is still under investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in the USA.