2014 Models added to Clutch Recall
These motorcycles were manufactured from May 3 through October 14. As with the previously announced Harley-Davidson clutch recall, these vehicles may have also have been built with an incorrect clutch release plate. In order for a clutch to disengage, the clutch release plate must be working properly. Should the clutch not disengage, the rider may not be able to, or have difficulty with, slowing down or stopping the motorcycle. The faulty clutch release plates increase the risk of a crash that could result in serious injury or death.
Nearly 29,000 bikes were recalled for the issue and this latest recalls adds another 2800 motorcycles to the list, which means the Harley-Davidson clutch recall is now expanded to over 30,000 motorcycles.
The additional models were added to the recall when warranty data from September 24th was referred to the Harley-Davidson Recall Investigation Committee and it was discovered that there had been 27 claims involving the motorcycle models listed above. By October 15th the number of claims had reached 281. At this time there was one reported crash but not any injuries or fatalities, from 171 customer contacts, it was determined there were eight crashes and three injuries.
Harley-Davidson will notify owners if their motorcycle is included in the expanded Harley-Davidson clutch recall, and dealers will inspect the clutch release plate. If the clutch is incorrect, it will be replaced free of charge.