Harley Davidson Recalls Bikes Due to Ignition Switch Defect
If you thought the ignition problems that have plagued General Motors are unique to the auto industry, you should think again.
A new Associated Press report reveals the ignition problems found in GM and Chrysler cars have now showed up in the motorcycle business.
Harley Davidson is recalling more than 3,300 FXDL Dyna Low Rider motorcycles because engine vibration can turn the switches from “run” to “accessory,” AP reports.
The recall affects 2014 motorcycles. If the bikes have been modified to rev higher than 5,600 RPMs, an engine mount bracket may vibrate excessively, causing the problem.
In cases in which the switch goes to “accessory,” the engine may shut off while the bike is being ridden and potentially cause a crash. Harley Davidson says there have been no crashes or injuries reported from the problem.
Harley dealers will replace the bracket assembly and ignition switch knob for free. Notifications were first sent out to owners in July.
There has been considerable publicity about the GM recalls over the last few months. A compensation fund set up by GM started taking applications on August 1, 2014.
CNN reported more than 600 victims of crashes caused by GM switch failures have gone to federal court to seek compensation.
However, CNN reported most of these victims, including the families of 29 people who died, cannot apply to the compensation fund because their vehicles were not included in the 2.6 million vehicles that were initially recalled due to the problem. GM has recalled more than 26 million other cars and trucks this year due to a variety of issues.
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