Harley-Davidson Recalls 111,569 Motorcycles

December 10, 2009
Bryan Harley
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Harley-Davidson is recalling 111,569 motorcycles manufactured between June 6, 2008, and Nov. 19, 2009, because of concerns with the front fuel tank mounts. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the recall targets Harley’s 2009 and 2010 touring motorcycles, including the CVO tourers and H-D’s trike, the Tri Glide.

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Harley-Davidson is recalling 111,569 of its touring motorcycles due to concerns over its front fuel tank mounts.

The NHTSA reported that the front fuel tank mounts on its touring bikes may distort as a result of a front-end crash, creating the potential for leaked fuel to ignite after a crash.

Harley-Davidson owners can call (414) 343-4056 for more information. The safety recall is expected to begin around Dec. 14. H-D dealers will install left and right front braces to reinforce the front mount, free of charge.

The recall comes at an inopportune time for The Motor Company. Harley recently reported an 84% drop in third quarter profits and discontinued its Buell Motorcycle line. For a company that needs to meticulously track every nickel and dime, the recall’s announcement means more unexpected expenditures.

Manufacturer: Harley Davidson Motor Company
Models and model years affected:
H-D / FLHP 2009-2010
H-D / FLHPE 2009-2010
H-D / FLHR 2009-2010
H-D / FLHR SHRINE 2009-2010
H-D / FLHRC 2009-2010
H-D / FLHT 2009-2010
H-D / FLHTC 2009-2010
H-D / FLHTCU 2009-2010
H-D / FLHTCU SHRINE 2009-2010
H-D / FLHTCU W/SC 2009-2010
H-D / FLHTCU4-CVO 2009
H-D / FLHTCUSE4 2009
H-D / FLHTCUSE5 2010
H-D / FLHTK 2010
H-D / FLHTP 2009-2010
H-D / FLHX 2009-2011
H-D / FLHXXX 2010
H-D / FLTR 2009
H-D / FLTR3-CVO 2009
H-D / FLTRSE3 2009

NHTSA Campaign Number: 09V457000

Potential Units Affected: 111569
Problem: 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 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.

Corrective Action: 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. Owners may contact Harley-Davidson at 1-414-343-4056.

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