Harley-Davidson is recalling a few hundred thousand motorcycles in light of the fact that the brakes may fail.
The deliberate recall, which a week ago Harley said would cost it $29.4 million, covers CVO Touring and VSRC bikes — demonstrate years 2008 through 2011 — furnished with non-freezing stopping devices.
Overall it incorporates more than 251,000 motorcycles, with about 175,000 of those bikes sold in the U.S.
In July 2016, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration started exploring issues with the brakes subsequent to getting 43 grumblings, including reports of three accidents and two wounds.
The issue is connected to a module that is a piece of Harley’s non-freezing stopping device framework that can consume and fail all of a sudden. Normally, just the front or back brakes won’t work. In any case, in one case, the two frameworks gave out, bringing about a low-speed collide with a carport entryway,
The inconvenience seems to lie with the brake fluid, which a few proprietors clearly aren’t changing as required like clockwork.
The old fluid can end up noticeably debased by dampness and might erode the non-freezing stopping device framework’s actuator valves. On the off chance that it does, the valves won’t work.
“While the facts may prove that complainants failed to stick to Harley-Davidson’s two-year brake fluid administration interim prerequisite, the resulting sudden and finish loss of brakes, all of a sudden, is a worry,” the recall reports said.
Merchants will flush and supplant brake fluid beginning Feb. 12.