Indian Recall of 52,745 Chief, Chieftain, Roadmaster, and Springfield motorcycles

WASHINGTON, D.C. – November 7, 2019 – (Motor Sports NewsWire) –

Indian Recall: Gear Position Display May Be Inaccurate

If the transmission is not in neutral when the motorcycle is started, the motorcycle may move unexpectedly, increasing the risk of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V776000

Manufacturer: Indian Motorcycle Company

Components: POWER TRAIN, ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Potential Number of Units Affected: 52,745

MAKE MODEL MODEL YEAR(S)
INDIAN CHIEF 2014 – 2019
INDIAN CHIEFTAIN 2014 – 2019
INDIAN ROADMASTER 2014 – 2019
INDIAN SPRINGFIELD 2014 – 2019

Summary: Indian Motorcycle Company (Indian) is recalling certain 2014-2019 Chief, Chieftain, Roadmaster, and Springfield motorcycles. The gear position switch contacts may oxidize, causing the gear position display to inaccurately show that the motorcycle is in neutral when it is actually in gear.

Remedy: Indian will notify owners, and as an interim repair, dealers will clean the gear position switch. The switch will be replaced, once parts are available, currently expected to be in the first few months of 2020. These repairs will be performed free of charge. Interim letters notifying owners of the safety risk will be mailed November 19, 2019. Owners may contact Indian customer service at 1-877-204-3697. Indian’s number for this recall is I-19-03.

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 Indian Recall

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