Harley Davidson is recalling more than 308,000 motorcycles due to a switch problem that can cause the brake lights to fail and possibly the brakes to fail as well.
The company said in documents filed last week with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that brake light switches can be exposed to too much heat from the exhaust system. The heat can cause the brake lights to fail, and the problem also can cause fluid leaks and the loss of rear brakes, the documents said. More
Harley is aware of one crash but it was unclear in reports whether the crash involved serious injuries. The recall involves approximately 251,000 motorcycles in the US. The models affected are Touring, CVO Touring, and Trikes with model years 2009 through 2012. According to the AP, these were built between June 6, 2008 and September 16, 2011.