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Harley-Davidson announced a recall for 43,908 Street motorcycles for brake defects that could cause a crash. In addition, the motorcycle giant temporarily stopped shipping the models under recall.
Corrosion of the brake caliper piston bore can lead to brakes dragging. Consequently, if the problem isn’t repaired, the increased drag could affect the bike’s stability and increase the risk of a crash.
Affected models include the Street 750 and Street 500 models manufactured in the United States between May 19, 2015, through Dec. 6, 2019. The recall includes 12,800 bikes sold in the United States. Additionally, the recall affects street bikes built in India during a similar period.
Dealerships will install new brake calipers on both the front and rear brakes. However, it could take months before full shipments of the company’s smallest bikes resume. The company says that it is in need of the parts to begin repairs.
The company says that it is aware of four crashes and two injury accidents related to the brake defect.
Unfortunately, the recall information wasn’t published on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) website because of the government shutdown. However, Harley says that dealers and customers were notified of the recall despite the shutdown.
Harley-Davidson Recalls in Recent Years
In early 2018, Harley-Davidson issued a recall for more than 250,000 motorcycles for faulty brakes. The recall cost Harley $29.4 million and covered CVO Touring and VSRC bikes equipped with anti-lock brakes. The recall affected model years 2008 through 2011.
Then, in the fall of 2018, Harley recalled 238,000 motorcycles for an issue with bad clutches. The November recall affected several 2017 and 2018 bikes.
Additionally, in 2017, the company recalled 57,000 because of the possibility an oil line coming loose. This situation could spew into the path of a rear tire creating a slick surface and lead to a crash.
The Carlson Law Firm Can Help
Personal injuries can result in a long recovery process both physically and financially. This is particularly true for victims of motorcycle crashes. Victims of motorcycle crashes endure some of the most serious injuries after a crash. These physical and emotional pain felt from a crash caused by a motorcycles company’s negligence can be overwhelming. However, you can get justice. The compassionate attorneys at The Carlson Law Firm are ready to fight for you. We can help you recover compensation for:
- Past and future loss of wages
- Medical bills
- Pain and suffering
In addition, if you lost a loved one as the result of company negligence, we can help you file a wrongful death lawsuit and recover loss of consortium and funeral expenses.