RECALL: 2011 Harley-Davidson Softail

February 2, 2011 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –

Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s):
H-D / SOFTAIL 2011
Manufacturer: HARLEY-DAVIDSON MOTOR COMPANY Mfr’s Report Date: JAN 28, 2011
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 11V037000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
Potential Number of Units Affected: 6,964
Summary:
 HARLEY-DAVIDSON IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011 SOFTAIL MOTORCYCLES MANUFACTURED FROM JUNE 7, 2010, THROUGH OCTOBER 8, 2010, WHICH HAVE HAD A SECURITY SYSTEM KIT INSTALLED AS AN ACCESSORY. THE BODY CONTROL MODULES (BCM) INVOLVED ARE PART NUMBERS 69991-11 AND 69993-11. THE BCM HAS A CASE THAT MAY NOT HAVE BEEN PROPERLY SEALED DURING PRODUCTION. AN IMPROPER SEAL MAY ALLOW WATER INTRUSION INTO THE BCM WHICH MAY CAUSE ENGINE STALL.
Consequence:
 AN ENGINE STALL WHILE IN TRAFFIC CAN RESULT IN A CRASH, WHICH COULD LEAD TO INJURY OR DEATH TO THE RIDER.
Remedy:
 HARLEY-DAVIDSON WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE BCM FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR ABOUT FEBRUARY 21, 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT HARLEY-DAVIDSON AT 1-414-343-4056.
Notes:
 OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION’S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

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