Looking back on 2013, we’re reminded of one of the year’s largest motorcycle recalls that took place in October and involved just over 29,000 Harley-Davidson motorcycles. The recall involved certain models of the 2014 Touring motorcycles, after discovering that the hydraulic clutch system could cause a safety issue for drivers and passengers.
Harley-Davidson voluntarily recalled the following model Touring bikes: FLHTCU, FLHTK, FLHTP, FLHX, FLHXS, FLHTKSE and FLHRSE. They also recalled the Softail CVOs and Trikes, models FLHTCUTG, FXSBSE and FLSTNSE. All were built between May 3, 2013, and Oct. 14, 2013.
In a new release, Harley Davidson explained, “Some of these motorcycles may exhibit a condition in which the hydraulic clutch system may lose the ability to generate enough lift to disengage the clutch. If the clutch does not disengage as intended, the rider may have difficulty slowing or stopping the motorcycle, which could result in an accident.”
The company issued a “Do Not Deliver” notice to riders. Dealers will pick up, inspect, and make the necessary repairs.