Harley-Davidson Inc. motorcycle is preparing to recall about 57,138 Touring motorcycles because an oil line clamp may have been improperly installed.
According to documents filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there have been numerous reports of the oil line detaching, spilling oil that could fall onto the rear tire and causing loss of control. Reports of at least three crashes resulting from oil line detachment have been reported, one resulting in minor injury. According to a company statement:
Based on this information, Harley-Davidson is voluntarily recalling approximately 57,138 vehicles that have been shipped worldwide that may have this condition.
This is a voluntary recall by Harley-Davidson Motor Company in the interest of customer safety. Customer safety is our highest priority.
The affected motorcycles are model year 2017 Touring models built between July 2, 2016, and May 9, 2017, including Electra Glide, Road King, Road Glide and Street Glide models. Milwaukee-based Harley-Davidson (NYSE: HOG) is expected to send letters to affected customers beginning next week. Free repairs are expected to be performed at local dealerships, according to the Associated Press.