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Motorcycle Equipment Recall - Harley-Davidson Recall

By Walter F. Kern

NHTSA Campaign ID:  15E011000
Component:  Exterior Lighting
Manufacturer:  Harley-Davidson Motor Company
Recall Date: 02/18/2015
Potential Number of Units Affected: 2,476
Defect Summary:
Harley-Davidson Motor Company (Harley-Davidson) is recalling certain accessory LED Bullet Turn Signal Kits manufactured May 31, 2011, to December 16, 2014, sold for installation on 2012 and later Dyna-family motorcycles and 2011 and later Softail family motorcycles. The affected Turn Signal Kits may not flash brightly enough to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 108, "Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment."
Consequence Summary:
If the turn signals do not flash brightly enough, other drivers may fail to see that motorcycle is turning or changing lanes, increasing the risk of a crash.
Corrective Summary:
Harley-Davidson will notify owners, and dealers will replace the turn signals with updated and compliant ones, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in March 2015. Owners may contact Harley-Davidson customer service at 1-800-258-2464. Harley-Davidson's number for this recall is 0619.

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