Indian is Recalling certain 2014-2016 Chief Classic, Dark Horse, Chieftain, Roadmaster, Vintage and Chieftain Dark Horse motorcycles

WASHINGTON, D.C. – July 16, 2016 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –

RECALL Subject: Engine Misfire may Increase Fire Risk

Report Receipt Date: JUN 17, 2016
NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V446000
Component(s): ELECTRICAL SYSTEM , ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Potential Number of Units Affected: 18,367

All Products Associated with this Recall

Vehicle Make

INDIAN

INDIAN

INDIAN

INDIAN

INDIAN

INDIAN

Model

CHIEF CLASSIC

CHIEFTAIN

CHIEFTAIN DARK HORSE

DARK HORSE

ROADMASTER

VINTAGE

Model Year(s)

2014 – 2016

2014 – 2016

2014 – 2016

2014 – 2016

2014 – 2016

2014 – 2016

Manufacturer: Indian Motorcycle Company

SUMMARY:
Indian Motorcycle Company (Indian) is recalling certain model year 2014-2016 Chief Classic, Dark Horse, Chieftain, Roadmaster, Vintage and Chieftain Dark Horse motorcycles manufactured April 15, 2013, to June 16, 2015. In the event of an engine misfire, unburned fuel may pass through parts of the exhaust system, raising the exhaust temperatures.

CONSEQUENCE:
Elevated exhaust temperatures may result in an increased risk of fire.

REMEDY:
Indian will notify owners, and dealers will update the engine control module (ECM) software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in July 2016. Owners may contact Indian customer service at 1-877-204-3697. Indian’s number for this recall is I-16-02.

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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