Harley-Davidson Recalls 111,000+ Motorcycles
“Harley-Davidson is recalling certain model year 2009 and 2010 Touring family motorcycles, including CVO, Touring and Trike products, manufactured from June 6, 2008 through November 19, 2009,” the safety note posted on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) stated.
“The front fuel tank mounts may distort in reaction to severe frame damage from a frontal collision. This condition may cause a fuel leak at the weld of the front bracket to the tunnel. A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source may result in a fire, which could lead to injury or death to the rider,” the report reads.
The safety recall is expected to begin soon, and, just as expected, the manufacturer will take care of this problem, free of charge. The Harley-Davidson dealers across the US will install left and right front braces to reinforce the front mount and therefore reduce distortion in an event of a crash.
“Dealers will install a left and right brace, which are intended to reduce front mount distortion during certain crash conditions. This repair will be performed free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin on or about December 14, 2009.”