Harley-Davidson has issued a recall through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration regarding certain 2015 Street 500 and Street 750 motorcycles. According to the NHTSA announcement, “the fuel pump modules on these motorcycles have a poor seal at the fuel pump outlet.” This issue “can cause interruption to the fuel supply, possibly causing a brief hesitation with the abrupt restoration of power.” There are potentially 10,580 units affected by the issue.
The Street 500 (XG500) motorcycles affected were manufactured from January 20, 2014 to June 24, 2015 and the Street 750 (XG750) motorcycles were manufactured from May 12, 2014 to June 24, 2015.
On April 23, 2015, the NHTSA’s Office of Defects Investigation sent 14 vehicle owner reports which indicated “inconsistent throttle response” on the Street models to Harley-Davidson. Harley initiated its own investigation after that and by July 17, 2015 determined that a safety-related defect existed warranting a recall.
Harley-Davidson plans to notify owners and dealers will install a new fuel pump assembly free of charge. Owners may contact Harley-Davidson customer service at 1-414-343-4056. Harley’s recall ID number is 0167.
Owners may also go to www.safercar.gov or call the NHTSA Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 for more information. The NHTSA campaign ID number is 15V474000.