WASHINGTON, D.C. – August 4, 2014 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –
RECALL Subject: Ignition Switch may Turn Off
Report Receipt Date: JUL 08, 2014
NHTSA Campaign Number: 14V413000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 3,361
All Products Associated with this Recall
Manufacturer: Harley-Davidson Motor Company
SUMMARY: Harley-Davidson Motor Company (Harley-Davidson) is recalling certain model year 2014.5 FXDL Dyna Low Rider motorcycles manufactured January 6, 2014, through June 19, 2014. In the affected motorcycles, certain optional performance electronic control module calibrations may allow higher engine rpms that could result in engine vibrations that cause the ignition switch to move from the “IGN” (ignition on) to “ACC” (accessory only) position, which will shut the engine off.
CONSEQUENCE: If the vibration causes the ignition switch to move to the accessory only position, the motorcycle would stall while riding, increasing the risk of a crash.
REMEDY: Harley-Davidson will notify owners, and dealers will replace the engine mount bracket assembly and ignition switch knob, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin by the end of July 2014. Owners may contact Harley-Davidson customer service at 1-800-258-2464.
NOTES: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.