Engine Vibration May Damage Ignition Switch in Some Harley-Davidson Motorcycles

The company believes that about 8,000 motorcycles are potentially affected

Engine Vibration May Damage Ignition Switch in Some Harley-Davidson Motorcycles
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June 6, 2016

Harley-Davidson has announced a recall for vehicles with a possibly faulty engine.

The auto manufacturer is recalling certain model year 2014.5-2016 Dyna Low Rider motorcycles (FXDL 103). In the affected models, engine vibrations may damage the ignition switch internally, potentially causing the engine to shut off while in use.

If the engine shuts off, the motorcycle would stall, increasing the risk of a crash.

Harley-Davidson believes that about 8,000 motorcycles are potentially impacted by this defect.

The manufacturer will notify owners, and dealers will install an improved ignition switch, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in June 2016.

Owners with questions about this recall can contact Harley-Davidson customer service at (800) 258-2464.