It’s not often that we hear about a major motorcycle recall, especially one that involves the all-American Indian motorcycles. So when we hear of these instances, we know that that reporting on these campaigns is important.
As motorcycle riders ourselves, we know that riding a motorcycle is a serious business. Sometimes, the risks come from other riders and drivers whose thirst for speed and obliviousness often lead to accidents. But oftentimes, accidents happen because the motorcycle’s equipment wasn’t working as it should. In these cases, accidents can often be serious or even deadly.
The latest Indian Motorcycle recall impacts thousands of Roadmaster vehicles of the 2015, 2016, and 2017 year makes.
These motorcycles may have been fitted with trunks whose wiring harness may be exposed to water. In this case, the brake lights may remain illuminated even if the rider is not applying the brake. If this happens, riders may end up causing dangerous conditions to drivers and riders following behind.
To avoid collisions, Indian has reported that all impacted motorcycle owners will be contacted directly. Once you are contacted, bring your vehicle to an authorized dealer where the motorcycles will be repaired for free.
Impacted consumers are scheduled to receive an alert letter after January 30. But if you own one of the recalled motorcycles and you do not receive a letter until then, you may reach out to Indian directly by following this link to obtain more information on the campaign and how to reach out to the motorcycle maker.
While the manufacturer is not aware of any accidents that have been caused by the defective trunk wiring harnesses, we urge riders to stay alert and act promptly once they learn that their ride has been impacted.
Motorcycle and car enthusiasts must keep in mind that safety should always be their priority. Making sure your car or motorcycle is repaired when impacted by a recall is one of the important ways you should go about putting safety first.