Harley-Davidson is recalling 66,421 motorcycles from the 2014 model line over problems with anti-lock brakes. The affected models are the 2014 Touring and CVO Touring motorcycles manufactured from July 1, 2013 to May 7, 2014. According to the company, improperly installed front brake lines can get pinched between the frame of the motorcycle and the fuel tank. The increases the pressure inside the line could cause the front wheel to lock up leading to an unwanted stop or sudden application of the brake while moving.
The company is notifying the owners of the affected models to bring their motorcycles to their local dealerships for inspection. Damaged brake lines will be replaced for free by the company.
“The safety of our customers is our highest priority…We have identified potential safety issues and are moving quickly to notify out customers and dealers.”
Harley-Davidson was made aware of the problem last fall after customers filed warranty claims. There have been five reported crashes and two injuries caused by the defect in the motorcycles.
If you own a Harley Davidson Touring or CVO Touring motorcycle, log on to the company’s website with your vehicle identification number to determine if you bike is subject to the recall or contact your local dealer. Click on https://www.harley-davidson.com/content/h-d/en_US/home/owners/maintain-your-bike/service-recalls.html to visit the factory site.
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