Indian Motorcycle Recall of certain 2019 Chieftain motorcycles

190918 NHTSA Indian Motorcycle Recall - 2019 Indian Chieftain [678]

WASHINGTON, D.C. – September 18, 2019 – (Motor Sports NewsWire) –

Indian Motorcycle Recall – Tail Lights may be too Bright/FMVSS 108

Due to increased brightness, other drivers may have difficulties discerning the brake light from the tail light, and thus may be unaware that the motorcycle is braking, thereby increasing the risk of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V638000

Manufacturer Indian Motorcycle Company


Potential Number of Units Affected 3,147


Summary: Indian Motorcycle Company (Indian) is recalling certain 2019 Chieftain motorcycles. The tail lights may be too bright, exceeding the maximum light output allowed. 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 update the engine control module software to correct the rear tail light’s intensity, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in September 2019. Owners may contact Indian customer service at 1-877-204-3697. Indian’s number for this recall is I-19-04.

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

Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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