Harley-Davidson Recall of Certain Model Year 2009 – 2012 Vechicles

Washington, DC—(ENEWSPF)—October 22, 2011.

Summary:  Harley-Davidson is recalling certain model year 2009-2012 touring, CVO touring and trike vehicles manufactured from June 6, 2008, through September 16, 2011.  For a list of all included in the recall, see:

http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/results.cfm?rcl_id=11V506000&searchtype=quicksearch&summary=true&refurl=rss.  

The rear brake light switch may be exposed to excessive heat from the exhaust system.

Potential number of units affected: 250,757

Consequence:  The excessive heat may cause the switch to not activate the brake lamp or activate the brake lamp when no brake is applied and/or cause a brake fluid leak at the brake light switch, affecting rear brake performance.  Either condition may increase the risk of a crash.

Remedy:  Harley-Davidson will notify owners, and dealers will a install a rear brake light switch kit, free of charge.  The Safety Recall is expected to begin on or about October 31, 2011.  Owners may contact Harley-Davidson at 414-343-4056.

Notes:  Harley-Davidson Safety Recall Number is 0145. Customers owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at 888-327-4236 (TTY 800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov.

Source: dot.gov