Indian Motorcycle Recall Due to Potential Fuel Leak
An Indian Motorcycle recall has been issued involving a potential fuel leak in certain 2014-2017 models. Recalled models include the Chief Classic, Chief Dark Horse, Vintage, Chieftan, Chieftan Dark Horse, Springfield, and Roadmaster models. The manufacture dates of the recalled bikes range between April 15, 2013 and July 15, 2016. This recall involves nearly 24,000 motorcycles.
In the involved bikes, the fuel rail can come into contact with other bike parts, potentially resulting in a fuel leak. If a fuel leak occurs, the chance of fire increases. According to Indian documents, Polaris began a full investigation of this problem and determined the need to recall and repair the motorcycles in question. As of this writing there have been no reported injuries due to this issue.
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Indian Motorcycle Recall Affected Owner Information
Indian is in the process of contacting owners, and will made a repair free of charge. The repair involves stabilizing the fuel rail so that it no longer contacts other parts. The recall begins in December. Concerned Indian owners can contact Indian at 1-877-204-3697. The recall number is I-16-03.
For more information about this recall, or to learn about other vehicle recalls, contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline. Their number is 1-888-327-4236. You can also reach them online at www.safercar.gov.
As part of our commitment to motorcycle safety, we at Kass & Moses strive to keep you informed of product recalls. We urge all owners of affected bikes to take action to avoid potential damage or injury. Individuals affected by this Indian motorcycle recall should contact their local dealer or Indian Motorcycle as soon as possible for inspection and possible repair.