Harley-Davidson is recalling 125,000 of their latest motorcycles, after reports of a potential problem with the hydraulic clutch system.
The recall affects Touring, CVO Touring, CVO Softail and Trike motorcycles for the 2014 model year. The affected motorcycles were built in the U.S. from May 22, 2013 to July 18, 2014. Some models were also assembled outside of the U.S. between March 25, 2013 and Aug. 20, 2014.
According to reports, a design defect sometimes creates a tear in the hydraulic clutch system, which disengages the clutch and could cause the bike to “creep forward from a stop.” To date, the company has received reports of 19 accidents and 3 minor injuries caused by the defect.
So far, the damage appears to be minimal, but America’s favorite motorcycle manufacturer still initiated the recall voluntarily.
The company is asking the owners of the defective bikes to have them inspected at a local Harley-Davidson dealer. If the defect is present, dealership mechanics will repair it at no cost.
Has Your Motorcycle Been Recalled?
Motorcyclists literally trust their bikes with their lives. Manufacturing defects can cause bikes to act erratically on the road, putting riders in danger. A preemptive recall is the best way to make sure that motorcycle owners know the danger and have a way to make their bikes safe again.
Every year, hundreds of motorcyclists are injured by defective motorcycle parts or faulty bike maintenance. If a manufacturing defect caused your motorcycle accident, an experienced attorney could help you hold the right party responsible.
The motorcycle attorneys at Metier Law Firm have been protecting Colorado motorcyclists for more than 30 years. If you have questions about your motorcycle injuries, do yourself a favor and talk to lawyers who ride. Schedule a free consultation today.
[Did You Know: Over the last three years, Harley-Davidson has initiated 16 recalls, affecting millions of motorcycles. Is your bike safe?]
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