Fuel Pump Defect Forces Harley-Davidson to Recall Two Motorcycles

Fuel Pump Defect Forces Harley-Davidson to Recall Two Motorcycles
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August 21, 2015

A giant in the motorcycle industry is issuing a recall for two lines of urban bikes.

Harley-Davidson is recalling certain model year 2015 XG500 and XG750 motorcycles due to a poor seal at the fuel pump inlet. Affected XG500s were manufactured between Jan. 20, 2014 and June 24, 2015 while affected XG750s were produced between May 12, 2014 and June 24, 2015.

If there is a poor seal at the fuel pump inlet it can cause interruption to the fuel supply, possibly causing a brief hesitation with the abrupt restoration of power. This abrupt restoration of power can lead to loss of control, increasing the risk of a crash. Over 10,000 motorcycles are involved in the recall.

Harley-Davidson will notify owners, and dealers will install a new fuel pump assembly, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin by the end of August 2015.

For further information, owners may contact Harley-Davidson customer service at (414) 343-4056.