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