If you have a 2014 or 2015 model year Harley-Davidson motorcycle, your bike may be a part of a massive recall due to a faulty clutch master cylinder. See a full model list of recalled Harleys below.
According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NTSA), the Electra Glide, Ultra Limited, Police Electra Glide, Street Glide, Road Glide and Road King models from both the 2014 and 2015 model years have been recalled due to issues with the clutch master cylinder. Almost 46,000 bikes are part of this recall, and several accidents and minor injuries have been associated with the faulty part.
The clutch master cylinder in the recalled motorcycles may lose the ability to generate enough lift to disengage the clutch. The NTSA states that the clutch issue is especially problematic if the motorcycle has been parked for an extended period of time.
The list of potentially affected models in the Harley Davidson recall includes:
2014 Model Year
- CVO Road King (FLHRSE)
2014-2015 Model Year
- Electra Glide Ultra Classic (FLHTCU)
- Electra Glide Ultra Classic – Twin Cooled (FLHTCU TC)
- Ultra Limited (FLHTK)
- Police Electra Glide (FLHTP), Street Glide (FLHX)
- Street Glide Special (FLHXS)
- CVO Street Glide (FLHXSE)
2015 Model Year
- Electra Glide Ultra Classic Low (FLHTCUL)
- Ultra Limited Low (FLHTKL)
- Electra Glide Ultra Classic Low – Twin Cooled (FLHTCUL TC)
- Road Glide Special (FLTRXS)
- Road Glide (FLTRX)
Harley-Davidson is in the process of sending out notices to owners of the motorcycles that are being recalled, and issued an apology to customers who own the affected bikes.
“First and foremost, we apologize to our customers for this issue. We’re riders, too, so share in the frustration. Customer safety is our first priority.”
The L.A. Times reports that Harley dealers will perform free service checks to flush the clutch systems and rebuild the defective master cylinders on all of the recalled motorcycles. Owners can call Harley-Davidson customer service at 800-258-2464 and reference recall 0165 if they have any questions or need to find a nearby dealer.
In addition to the recall associated with the clutch, there is also another Harley-Davidson recall associated with the rear reflector assembly. Motorcycle USA reports that this recall affects almost 9,000 bikes that “may have been manufactured without a rear reflector assembly.” Included in the recall are certain 2015 Harley-Davidson Street 500 and Street 700 motorcylces manufactured from May 12, 2014 through March 9, 2015.
Check for the recalls on your Harley-Davidson motorycle by entering your vehicle identification number (VIN) here.
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