If you have a 2017 model year Harley-Davidson motorcycle, your bike may be a part of a massive recall that was issued earlier this week. See a full model list of recalled Harleys below along with information on how to get the issue fixed at your local dealer.
According to USA Today, Harley-Davidson’s most recent recall affects approximately 57,000 motorcycles sold in around the world, with at least 46,000 sold in the United States. The company reportedly recalled the bikes due to an oil line that can come loose. If this happens, there is the potential for oil to leak in the path of the rear tire.
M Live reports that the popular bike manufacturer claims that installation of a clamp on an engine oil cooler line may not have been done correctly. So far, there are nine reports of oil lines coming off. The issue reportedly led to two accidents and one minor injury.
Which Harley-Davidson bikes are part of the June 2017 recall?
CBS News reports that the following Harley motorcycles have been recalled due to the oil cooler line issue. All bikes are model year 2017 and were manufactured between July 2, 2016, through May 9, 2017.
- Electra Glide Ultra Classic
- Police Electra Glide
- Police Road King
- Road King
- Road King Special
- Street Glide
- Street Glide Special
- Road Glide
- Road Glide Special
Harley-Davidson dealers will inspect the clamps on the recalled bikes. There will be no charge to fix the defect and repairs to the affected motorcycles should take about 30 minutes. Consumers can find a local Harley dealer by entering their zip code into this form on the company’s website.
Other Harley-Davidson issues and recalls
This is not the first issue Harley-Davidson has had with their bikes recent years. USA Today reports that some owners reported brake failure on certain models during the summer of 2016.
Federal regulators investigated the complaints that the brakes failed on the motorcycles without any warning.
Riders reported that the brakes did not work, causing one driver to crash into a garage door. Government regulators said they received 43 complaints, three reports of crashes and two reports of injuries.
Although a recall was not issued, USA Today reports that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) investigated the brake issue on 430,000 Harley-Davidson motorcycles with anti-lock braking systems, model years 2008 through 2011.
The results of the investigation revealed that some Harley owners who experienced the brake failure might have neglected to change their brake fluid every two years, per the recommendation of Harley-Davidson.
In April 2014, the Inquisitr reported the recall of over 46,000 motorcycles due to a faulty clutch master cylinder. Harley owners reported some accidents and minor injuries that were said to be due to the part malfunctioning. At the time, the NTSA stated that many bikes parked for a long period were affected by the issue that led to the inability of the bike’s clutch to disengage.
Although the recall happened two years ago, you may have purchased one of the previously recalled bikes below through a private party. If so, it’s important to check with your local dealer to see if the clutch master cylinder issue was fixed by the previous owner.
- 2014 Model Year: CVO Road King (FLHRSE)
- 2014-2015 Model Year: Electra Glide Ultra Classic, Electra Glide Ultra Classic – Twin Cooled, Ultra Limited, Police Electra Glide (FLHTP), Street Glide (FLHX), Street Glide Special, and CVO Street Glide.
- 2015 Model Year: Electra Glide Ultra Classic Low, Limited Low, Electra Glide Ultra Classic Low – Twin Cooled, Road Glide Special and Road Glide.
If you aren’t sure if your bike is on a current or past recall list, head over to the official Harley-Davidson website and enter your bike’s VIN for an instant report on any associated recalls.
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