The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently issued a recall announcement calling back all model year 2012 and certain 2013 Harley-Davidson VRSCDX (V-Rod Night Rod Special) models manufactured from June 14, 2011 through August 1, 2012. According to the recall notice, “The license plate bracket assembly’s mounting screws may loosen and the assembly may separate from the rear fender. This condition may lead to contact with the rear tire which could cause the license plate bracket to rotate, possibly damaging the rear brake line.”
If the license place bracket does rotate and come into contact with the rear brake line it could affect braking performance and could possibly result in a crash. The recall affects a potential 2798 units.
Harley-Davidson will contact owners and H-D dealers will repair affected motorcycles free of charge. Owners may contact Harley-Davidson at 1-414-343-4056, the NHTSA’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 or can go to www.safecar.gov for more information.
The NHTSA Campaign ID number for this recall is 12V503000 while the Harley-Davidson recall ID number is 0148.