Harley Davidson has issued a recall for 250,000 of its 2009-12 motorcycles. The recall addresses possible rear brake issues on the Touring, CVO Touring, and Trike models.
The main issue is that excessive heat from the exhaust system can cause a malfunction in the rear brake light switch. ”The excessive heat may cause the switch to not activate the brake lamp or activate the brake lamp when no brake is applied and/or cause a brake fluid leak at the brake light switch, affecting rear brake performance,” stated the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
Affected owners will be contacted by Harley Davidson and will be given free installation of a new brake light switch at their local dealership. The recall is expected to begin at the end of October. Concerned owners may contact Harley-Davidson for more information at 1-414-343-4056. If you are considering a switch in insurance policies, you might want to make sure you’ve had your new rear brake installed before getting your new motorcycle insurance quotes.