It has been reported by CNN that Harley-Davidson is recalling 250,000 motorcycles due to a problem with brakes. Apparently, there is something wrong with the brakes that cause them to fail without warning.
The problem, says CNN, can be fixed with a flushing of the brake fluid. Harley-Davison claims that it will permit this without any cost to owners. The cause of this problem might be that owners are not complying with recommendations to replace the fluid every two years.
The recall is being issued right now specifically because the sudden and complete loss of brakes, without any warning to riders, is a terrifying concern.
So far, there have been 43 complaints, three accidents, and two injuries reported as a result of sudden braking problems.
The motorcycles involved in this recall are the model year 2008 and 2011, CVO Touring and VRSC models. All of these motorcycles have anti-lock braking systems.
U.S. safety regulators pressured the motorcycle company to take action.
According to Fox News, the recall notice reads that "deposits may form on components within the brake system if the DOT 4 brake fluid is not replaced for a prolonged period of time beyond the 2-year maintenance schedule specified in the Owner’s Manual.”
"The deposits can cause a valve in the antilock brake control unit to stick," reports Fox. "The recall service involves a full flush of the brake fluid, but no parts need to be replaced."
The U.S. agency began to investigate problems with these motorcycles in July of 2016 after hearing 43 complaints, including a total of three reports of crashes and two injuries.
A total of 175,000 motorcycles covered under this recall are inside of the United States.
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