Harley-Davidson Motor Co. Announces a Recall

Harley-Davidson Motor Co. recallHarley-Davidson Motor Co. announces a recall about 308,000 motorcycles to repair a switch issue that may cause malfunction of the brake lights and perhaps the rear braking system.

This company stated in documents submitted a week ago with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that the brake light switches could be open to excessive heat comes from the exhaust system. The high temperature may cause the brake lights to stop working, and also the issue may also result in fluid leakages and the loss of rear brakes, the papers stated.

The issue is affecting CVO Touring, Trike, and Touring motorcycles from the 2009 through 2012 models. These were created in between June 6, 2008, and Sept. 16, 2011.

Harley-Davidson Motor Co. stated it will inform those who own the units about the recall. Retailers will set up a rear brake light switch free of charge. The recall is affecting about 251,000 motorcycles units within the U.S.

The company stated it found the issue in June 2010 when someone reported a Trike model motorcycle which lost its rear brakes. The recall will definitely cost $10 million to $12 million, which is charged as being a fourth-quarter expense.