We are often thrown off by reports of recalls. But as motorcycle riders as well as personal injury attorneys, we are even sadder when we learn of recalls impacting motorcycles.
The latest recall campaign impacting one of our favorite types of transportation impacts thousands of Harley-Davidsons in the United States.
According to the reports, the company is recalling several of its 2008 through 2011 Touring, CVO Touring, and VSRC motorcycles which are fitted with anti-lock braking.
At least 30 models are overall impacted, including the Road Glide, Road King, Electra Glide, and Street Glide. Even police-spec models are also part of the recall.
Since these vehicles may experience issues with the brake fluid as it may not flush as it should, the valve inside the ABS hydraulic control unit may become impaired due to the deposits build-up. Over time, the system may fail causing the brakes also to fail. Since this issue may lead to accidents as riders may not be able to slow down or stop the vehicles, this recall is serious.
We are urging our friends and clients to keep in mind that when you’re riding or driving a vehicle that has been recalled and whose defect has yet to be addressed, you’re putting your safety and the safety of others in major danger.
Harley-Davidson dealers will make sure that all brake systems in the impacted vehicles will be flushed and then refilled with fluid to avoid accidents. The repairs should be done entirely for free.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, this issue has been associated with at least 43 complaints, including three involving accidents. At least three cases of injuries were reported.
We hope Harley-Davidson and the NHTSA are working diligently in order to make sure that the recalled vehicles are fixed promptly.
For more on this accident-related recall, follow this link.