Harley-Davidson cites pinched brake line in motorcycle recall

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July 10, 2014—Harley-Davidson Motor recalled certain 2014 Touring and CVO Touring motorcycles that have an anti-lock brake system (ABS) and were manufactured from July 1, 2013, through May 7, 2014. The affected motorcycles might have been assembled with the front brake-line positioned so it can be pinched between the fuel tank and the frame, which would cause the front brake’s fluid pressure to increase. This could cause a front wheel lock-up, which would increase the risk of a crash.

The following ABS-equipped Touring and CVO Touring models are affected: FLHP, FLHR, FLHRC, FLHRSE, FLHTCU, FLHTCUTC, FLHTK, FLHTKSE, FLHTKSHRINE, FLHTP, FLHX, FLHXS and FLHXSHRINE.

Harley-Davison will notify owners. Dealers will inspect the motorcycle for brake-line damage and replace the damaged lines as necessary. Dealers also will install one or two cable straps free to prevent the line from being pinched in the future. The recall is expected to begin during July 2014.

Owners may call Harley-Davidson at 800/258-2464. Owners also may call National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle safety hotline at 888/327-4236 or go to safercar.gov.