Harley-Davidson recalls certain 2014 touring bikes

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MILWAUKEE (WITI) – Harley-Davidson announced on Wednesday, October 16th via its website that it is acting quickly to address  potential safety issues by voluntarily recalling certain 2014 Touring motorcycles equipped with a hydraulic clutch system that may pose a safety issue for riders and/or passengers. The recalls include a Do Not Ride notice to owners and a Do Not Deliver notice to Harley-Davidson dealers until the motorcycle is fixed.

“The safety of our customers is our highest priority,” said Tony Wilcox, Harley-Davidson General Manager of Motorcycle New Product Delivery. “We have identified potential safety issues and are moving quickly to notify our customers and dealers. The inspection and repair of these motorcycles is extremely important, so it’s critical that our customers with affected vehicles contact their dealers immediately. We apologize for this circumstance. The company is committed to correcting this issue and providing customers with the quality experience and service they expect.”

The recalls affect 25,185 Touring motorcycles, models FLHTCU, FLHTK, FLHTP, FLHX, FLHXS, FLHTKSE and FLHRSE, and 3,861 Softail® CVOs and Trikes, models FLHTCUTG, FXSBSE and FLSTNSE, built between May 3, 2013, and Oct. 14, 2013.

Some of these motorcycles may exhibit a condition in which the hydraulic clutch system may lose the ability to generate enough lift to disengage the clutch.

If the clutch does not disengage as intended, the rider may have difficulty slowing or stopping the motorcycle, which could result in an accident.

Harley-Davidson has initiated these recalls to correct the affected motorcycles.

The company is taking the additional measure of issuing a Do Not Ride notice to riders given the potential safety issues.

The company wants owners of affected motorcycles to contact an authorized Harley-Davidson dealer immediately to arrange for an inspection. The dealer will pick up, inspect and make the necessary repairs at no cost to the owner. The repairs have been identified and should take less than one hour.

Although the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration is closed as a result of the partial government shutdown, Harley-Davidson is proceeding with these voluntary recalls consistent with NHTSA’s process.

14 comments

    • suratmi

      “The safety of our customers is our highest priority,” said Tony Wilcox, Harley-Davidson General Manager of Motorcycle New Product Delivery. “We have identified potential safety issues and are moving quickly to notify our customers and dealers. The inspection and repair of these motorcycles is extremely important, so it’s critical that our customers with affected vehicles contact their dealers immediately. We apologize for this circumstance. The company is committed to correcting this issue and providing customers with the quality experience and service they expect.”

  • DAVE

    I HAVE 3 HARLEYS AND ALL ARE BROKE EVEN MY NEW 2014 JUNK WISH I WOULD HAVE BOUGHT GOLDWING WANT MY MOINEY BACK FOR MY STREET GLIDE

  • Rider

    wow 3 broke bikes….I only have one harley and it runs great! Many of my friends have harleys and they run great….3 broke bikes may be an operator error.

  • Ron

    Operator error, Yeah, Right, Jesus will be here tomorrow to.
    You Harley boys know your riding over priced junk but not smart or strong enough to admit the truth. Have always been and always will be over priced junk. I have a Harley Ultra also but my Goldwing is a 1.0000000.0000000 times better and glad I did not buy another Harley for sure. Some people learn and others never do.
    Ride Safe.

  • Wizard of OZ

    I have an Ultra and it’s got a problem EVERY year! If I were to buy a new bike I would buy a Goldwing too!

  • Steven Taylor

    You morons are to stupid or you have had to many beers tonight to understand the danger! My uncle almost died in an accident involving a brand new 2014 Harley. They say, just like you, operator error. Except the recall came out two days after he slammed into a construction area on the road. He doesn’t remember the accident after he had part of his skull removed to remove the pressure on his brain. If anyone else has had one of these “operator errors” contact me, so noone else will be put into dager by this dangerous company that does not care about it’s cusomers.
    Before any of you idiotic muscle bound morons bug me. I am a rider. I love bikes and have love for the road, but a dangerous company, that releases bikes before they have been FULLY tested is WRONG!

  • Thomas Taylor (not kin of Steven Taylor)

    this is in reference to Steven Taylor’s reply why don’t you go back 114 years and see how many bikers died because of mfg’s. error then do the same on ALL automobile co’s bet you will find more died in automobiles

  • harga motor Yamaha R15

    “The safety of our customers is our highest priority,” said Tony Wilcox, Harley-Davidson General Manager of Motorcycle New Product Delivery. “We have identified potential safety issues and are moving quickly to notify our customers and dealers. The inspection and repair of these motorcycles is extremely important, so it’s critical that our customers with affected vehicles contact their dealers immediately. We apologize for this circumstance. The company is committed to correcting this issue and providing customers with the quality experience and service they expect.”

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