WASHINGTON, D.C. - Harley-Davidson is recalling more than 105,000 Touring motorcycles from the 2014 model year
According to NHTSA, 105,746 Touring models from the 2014 year are being recalled because a component in the clutch master cylinder may fail, reducing the pressure available to keep the clutch disengaged. If the clutch does not remain disengaged, the motorcycle may creep forward while the rider intends to be stopped, increasing the risk of a crash. The affected bikes are:
- Electra Glide Ultra Classic (FLHTCU)
- Ultra Limited (FLHTK)
- Police Electra Glide (FLHTP)
- Street Glide Special (FLHXS)
- Street Glide (FLHX)
- Tri Glide Ultra (FLHTCUTG)
- CVO Limited (FLHTKSE)
- CVO Road King (FLHRSE)
- CVO Breakout (FXSBSE)
- Electra Glide Ultra Classic Twin Cooled (FLHTCUTC)
- Ultra Limited Shrine (FLHTK SHRINE)
- Street Glide Shrine (FLHX SHRINE)
- CVO Softail Deluxe (FLSTNSE)
The Motor Co. estimates that about 10 percent of the recalled bikes have the defect.
Harley-Davidson says it had received about 632 warranty claims and 266 customer contacts related to clutch functionality issues as of Aug. 19. "There were a total of 19 crashes (low speed tip over) with three minor injuries reported. There was also one report of an incident where there was non actual crash but a reported minor injury," the OEM stated.
Dealers will remedy the issue with a master cylinder rebuilt kit, which includes a plastic retaining ring that decreases the stress in the primary cup seal, the company stated.
Harley-Davidson will notify owners, and dealers will rebuild the affected clutch master cylinders, free of charge. Owners may contact Harley-Davidson customer service at 1-800-258-2464. Harley-Davidson's number for this recall is 0159 & 0160
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.