A recall has been announced by Harley-Davidson recalling over 60,000 motorcycles. The recall is in effect because a flaw was discovered in the front brake line. The flaw applies to Harley-David Touring and CVO Touring models from 2014. It only applies to versions of these models that had anti-lock brakes manufactured between July 1, 2013 and May 7.
If the front brake line gets caught between the fuel tank and the frame of the bike, the brake fluid pressure can suddenly drop. This drop in pressure can cause the tire to lock up and send the driver flying off of the moving bike. There have already been at least five accidents and two injuries because of the defect.
Harley is requesting that anyone with a defective motorcycle take them into a dealer where the dealers will replace the brake lines and install straps to hold them in place.
A motorcycle accident can be fatal or cause serious injuries, including:
- Fractured bones
- Neck and back injuries
If you’ve been injured due to a recalled product or vehicle, please contact Long & Long today. Our Mobile motorcycle attorneys will work hard in order to get you the settlement you deserve. Call us today at (251) 432-2277.