Harley-Davidson Recalls

JULY 2009 -- Harley Davidson is recalling 1,759 MY 2009 FLTRSE3 motorcycles equipped with blade rear wheel accessory kits. Some wheels within the subject population underwent a secondary heat treatment process. As a result of this secondary heat treatment, these wheels may have a crack. If a crack is present, it could result in wheel failure during use, possibly leading to a crash, which could result in injury or death of the rider. Dealers will remove the rear wheel and inspect the manufacturer's code. Wheels that underwent a secondary heat treatment process will be replaced with a wheel provided in the recall repair kit. Wheels that do not have the suspected code will be re-installed. This service will be performed free of charge. The recall began on July 20, 2009. 09V-267

JUNE 2009 -- Harley Davidson is recalling 11,005 FLSTSB, FXSTSSE2, and FXSTSSE3 MY 2008 and 2009 motorcycles. The acorn stud at the brake reaction link may fall out during use. If this occurs, the front brake and fender assembly would no longer be adequately retained. This condition could lead to a crash and potential injury to or death of the rider. Dealers will replace the existing acorn stud with a new acorn stud and retaining clip. The recall began on June 15, 2009. 09V-211

DECEMBER 2008 -- Harley-Davidson is recalling 3,285 MY 2009 FXD, FXDF, FXDC, FXDL, and FXDB motorcycles. The jiffy stand spring anchor may have been built with a defective weld that may allow the jiffy stand assembly to not retract as intended. This condition could lead to a crash which could cause injury or death to the rider. Dealers will remove the original jiffy stand spring anchor and replace it with a new spring anchor free of charge. The recall is expected to begin during January 2009. 08V-659

NOVEMBER 2008 -- Harley-Davidson is recalling 349 MY 2009 FXDB, FXDC, FXDF, and FXDL motorcycles. These motorcycles have a fuel tank vent tube assembly, Part No. 27389-04A, which may have been produced with a questionable ultrasonic weld on the anti-slosh valve. If the valve separates and the bike is tipped over, it may leak fuel. Fuel leakage in the presence of an ignition source could result in a fire. Dealers will inspect the fuel vent tube assembly and, if necessary, replace it. The recall is expected to begin during December 2008. 08V-625

Harley-Davidson is recalling certain 2009 and 2010 Touring motorcycles, including CVO Touring and Trike motorcycles, manufactured from June 6, 2008, through Nov. 19, 2009. The potential number of units affected is 111,569.

The front fuel tank mounts may distort in reaction to severe frame damage from a frontal collision. This condition could 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, notes a government bulletin.

Dealers will install a left and right brace, which are intended to reduce front mount distortion during certain crash conditions. The recall is expected to begin on or about Dec. 14.

The NHTSA campaign ID number is 09V457000. Below is a list of the affected models and years.