According to a series of news reports, Harley-Davidson has announced that it is recalling all of its 2014 ABS-equipped Touring and CVO Touring models of motorcycles.
This follows reports of other vehicles being recalled by several major automakers.
The official recall announcement was published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. According to the federal agency, the affected vehicles were equipped with certain front brake lines that may have been positioned in a way that it would cause it to be pinched while the motorcycle is in use between the fuel tank and the motorcycle’s frame.
If that occurs and the brake line gets pinched, the front brake fluid pressure will eventually increase, causing the front wheel to lock up unexpectedly, increasing the risk of a possible accident. The federal agency has indicated that while the Touring and CVO Touring models have been affected, the specific models that have been linked to this recall include the FLHTK, FLHTKSE, FLHTKSHRINE, FLHTCU, FLHTCUTC, FLHTP, FLHX, FLHXS, FLHXSHRINE, FLHR, FLHRC, FLHP, and FLHRSE motorcycles. All of the affected and potentially dangerous bikes were assembled between July 1, 2013 and May 7, 2014.
According to the company, Harley-Davidson will make sure that owners are notified and that affected vehicles are repaired as soon as possible. The motorcycle’s brake lines will be inspected for damage and if the compartment presents signs of damage, the item will be replaced entirely for free.
The motorcycle manufacturer will be notifying all affected vehicle owners promptly. Owners who have questions or concerns related to these motorcycles should make sure they are addressed by the manufacturer as soon as possible. Make sure to click here to read the full recall announcement published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Never ignore a recall announcement that is linked to a product or a vehicle that belongs to you and that you use regularly. Incidents can be avoided when you respond quickly.