Indian Recall of certain Chief, Chieftain, and Springfield motorcycles

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

WASHINGTON, D.C. – November 8, 2017 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –

Indian Recall: Incorrect Headlight Installed/FMVSS 108

The light output from the incorrect headlight can affect the motorcycle’s visibility, increasing the risk of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V682000

Manufacturer: Indian Motorcycle Company

Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING

Potential Number of Units Affected: 2,096

Make Model Model Year(s)
INDIAN CHIEF 2017 – 2018
INDIAN CHIEF CLASSIC 2017 – 2018
INDIAN CHIEF DARK HORSE 2017 – 2018
INDIAN CHIEF VINTAGE 2017 – 2018
INDIAN CHIEFTAIN 2017 – 2018
INDIAN CHIEFTAIN CLASSIC 2017 – 2018
INDIAN CHIEFTAIN DARK HORSE 2017 – 2018
INDIAN CHIEFTAIN ELITE 2017 – 2018
INDIAN CHIEFTAIN LIMITED 2017 – 2018
INDIAN SPRINGFIELD 2017 -2018
INDIAN SPRINGFIELD DARK HORSE 2017 – 2018

Summary: Indian Motorcycles Company (Indian) is recalling certain 2017-2018 Chief, Chief Classic, Chief Dark Horse, Chief Vintage, Chieftain, Chieftain Classic, Cheiftain Dark Horse, Chieftain Elite, Chieftain Limited, Springfield, and Springfield Dark Horse motorcycles. These motorcycles may be equipped with a European-market, not US-market, halogen headlight assembly. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 108, “Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment.”

Remedy: Indian will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the motorcycle and replace any incorrect headlight assembly, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in November 2017. Owners may contact Indian customer service at 1-877-204-3697. Indian’s number for this recall is I-17-03.

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.

Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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