Big Dog Motorcycles is issuing a recall on certain 2004 models including its Chopper pictured above due to electrical problems that could cause the headlights to cut out or the bike to stall.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NTHSA) reported that Big Dog Motorcycles is recalling certain 2004 Chopper, Bulldog, Ridgeback, Mastiff, Boxer and Pitbull motorcycles due to a possible loose connection between the harness connector and the electronic harness controller. As a result, the motorcycle could experience intermittent loss of electrical power to various components which could cause a loss of headlamp function or vehicle stall, thereby increasing the probability of a crash.
Big Dog is in the process of notifying owners and said that dealers will repair the motorcycles free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin on or around May 24, 2010. If you are an owner of one of these 2004 Big Dog models, contact the company at 1-316-219-9121.
You may also contact the NHTSA’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 or go to HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
Big Dog Motorcycles Recall -
Component: Electrical System
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1895
NHTSA Campaign ID Number: 10V180000
Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s):
BIG DOG / BULLDOG 2004
BIG DOG / CHOPPER 2004
BIG DOG / MASTIFF 2004
BIG DOG / RIDGEBACK 2004
BIGDOG / BOXER 2004
BIGDOG / PITBULL 2004