Indian Recall of certain Chief, Chief Vintage, Chieftain, Chieftain Classic, Chieftain Darkhorse, Chieftain Limited and Springfield motorcycles

WASHINGTON, D.C. – September 1, 2022 – (Motor Sports NewsWire) –

Indian Motorcycle Recall – Electrical Failure May Cause Loss of Headlight

The loss of lighting can reduce visibility, increasing the risk of crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 22V635000

Manufacturer: Indian Motorcycle Company


Potential Number of Units Affected: 28,689

Summary: Indian Motorcycle Company (Indian) is recalling certain 2014 Chief, 2015 Chief Classic, 2014-2018 Chieftain, 2015-2020 Chief Vintage, 2016-2018 Chieftain Darkhorse, 2016-2020 Springfield, 2017-2018 Chieftain Limited, and 2018-2019 Chieftain Classic motorcycles. The electrical connection for the Vehicle Control Module (VCM) may fail, causing a loss of the front lights, including the headlight.

Remedy: Dealers will inspect and replace the electrical connection and VCM, as necessary. Dealers will update the VCM software, as necessary. All repairs will be performed free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed September 2, 2022. Owners may contact Indian customer service at 1-877-204-3697. Indian’s number for this recall is I-19-02. This recall replaces NHTSA recall number 19V-339.

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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