Harley-Davidson is Recalling Dyna and Softail motorcycles

WASHINGTON, D.C. – December 31, 2014 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –

RECALL Subject: Brake Master Cylinder Banjo Bolt Thread Corrosion

Report Receipt Date: DEC 16, 2014
NHTSA Campaign Number: 14V794000
Component(s): SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
Potential Number of Units Affected: 19,015

All Products Associated with this Recall

Vehicle Make

HARLEY-DAVIDSON

HARLEY-DAVIDSON

Model

DYNA

SOFTAIL

Model Year(s)

2012

2012

Manufacturer: Harley-Davidson Motor Company

SUMMARY: Harley-Davidson Motor Company (Harley-Davidson) is recalling certain model year 2012 FXST103, FLSTC, FLSTC103, FLSTF, FLSTF103, FXDL, FXDWG, FXDWG103, FXDC, FXDB, FLSTN, FLSTN103, FLSTC103Shrine, FLSTFB, FLSTFB103, FXS, FXS103, FLS, FLS103, FLD, FLD103, FXDF, and FXDF103 Dyna and Softail motorcycles manufactured August 22, 2011, through February 24, 2012. In the affected motorcycles, the threads for the brake line banjo bolt in the front brake master cylinder may corrode.

CONSEQUENCE: If the threads corrode, a sudden loss of brake fluid could result, causing a loss of the front brakes, and increasing the risk of a crash.

REMEDY: Harley-Davidson will notify owners, and dealers will flush and inspect the front brake master cylinder and, if necessary, replace the master cylinder, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on January 14, 2015. Owners may contact Harley-Davidson customer service at 1-800-258-2464. Harley-Davidson’s number for this recall is 0163 and 0164.

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.

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