Harley Davidson Recalls Nearly 175k Motorcycles for Brake Problems

A Harley Davidson Motorcycle Harley-Davidson is recalling nearly 175,000 motorcycles because the brakes might fail.

The recall covers CVO Touring and VSRC bikes equipped with anti-lock brakes, with model years from 2008 to 2011.

This comes after pressure from the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA became interested in the issue in 2016 after receiving forty-three complaints, including reports of three crashes and two injuries.

The recall relates to the braking system on those bikes equipped with ABS (Anti-Lock-Braking-System), and occurrs when the owner does not follow the recommended intervals for draining and flushing the braking system. The fluid can become contaminated with moisture and cause valves in the ABS actuator system to fail.

Harley Davidson wanted to deal with this issue with a field service campaign, but the government refused, and insisted on the recall. Dealers will start draining and flushing the system beginning the 12th of February.

If you wish to check whether your bike is included in this recall, head over to the NHTSA site.

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