Harley-Davidson announced this week it is recalling more than 57,000 motorcycles from its Touring line for an oil line defect that has been linked to two crashes.
The Milwaukee-based motorcycle manufacturer said that the affected bikes may have an improperly installed engine cooler line clamp that could allow the line to come loose and spill oil onto the rear tire, “resulting in loss of vehicle control” and “increasing the risk of a crash.”
The two crashes linked to the defect have resulted in one injury, USA Today reported. The manufacturer said that it knows of nine incidents in which the clamps have come off.
The recall affects 57,138 of Harley’s 2017 Touring motorcycles built between July 2, 2016, to May 9, 2017. The company said 45,599 of the recalled motorcycles were sold in the United States. The bikes covered in the recall are:
- Electra Glide Ultra Classic
- Police Electra Glide
- Police Road King
- Road King
- Road King Special
- Street Glide
- Street Glide Special
- Road Glide
- Road Glide Special
As of June 6, anyone who owns a motorcycle covered by the recall should take it to a Harley-Davidson dealership for a clamp inspection. Clamp problems will be fixed free of charge.
According to USA Today, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is investigating complaints from Harley-Davidson owners who reported that their motorcycles suddenly lost brakes. The investigation covers about 430,000 model-year 2008 through 2011 motorcycles with an anti-lock braking system. That defect resulted in 43 complaints, including reports of three crashes and two injuries.