November 2, 2011 - In a report from the Washington Post, Harley-Davidson Inc. is issuing a recall of more than 300,000 motorcycles, due to the potential for brake light failure.
Harley-Davidson informed the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that too much heat from the exhaust system can cause the brake light switches to fail. It can also lead to a loss of rear brakes and fluid leaks.
The motorcycles affected by this recall include:
Model years range from 2009 to 2012 but were built between June 6, 2008 and Sept. 16, 2011.
Owners will be notified by Harley-Davidson regarding the recall and the manufacturer will make repairs to the brake light switch at no cost to consumers.
There are no confirmed reports of crashes/injuries related to the brake light problem; however, there was a crash in Louisiana that may have resulted.
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