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Motorcycle Recall - Indian Recall

By Walter F. Kern

NHTSA Campaign ID:  17V682000
Component:  Exterior Lighting
Manufacturer:  Indian Motorcycle Company
Recall Date: 10/27/2017
Potential Number of Units Affected: 2,096
Defect Summary:
Indian Motorcycles Company (Indian) is recalling certain 2017-2018 Chief, Chief Classic, Chief Dark Horse, Chief Vintage, Chieftain, Chieftain Classic, Chieftain Dark Horse, Chieftain Elite, Chieftain Limited, Springfield, and Springfield Dark Horse motorcycles. These motorcycles may be equipped with a European-market, not US-market, halogen headlight assembly. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 108, "Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment."
Consequence Summary:
The light output from the incorrect headlight can affect the motorcycle's visibility, increasing the risk of a crash.
Corrective Summary:
Indian will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the motorcycle and replace any incorrect headlight assembly, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in November 2017. Owners may contact Indian customer service at 1-877-204-3697. Indian's number for this recall is I-17-03.

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