Motorcycle Recall: A Harley Davidson engineer runs out of gas and 9100 US motorcycles are recalled!

Posted: May 2, 2014 in Motorcycle TV
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Harley Davidson is recalling 2013 and 2014 Breakout and CVO Breakouts. The recall is due to faulty fuel range indicator which is reporting inaccurate information. The bikes can run out of fuel even though the indicator is reporting there is still gas in the tank. Not a good thing if you are on a highway in front of a 10 ton truck!

Harley is reporting that there have been no accidents as a result of this problem and is voluntarily recalling the bikes. They do state there has been 17 warranty claims relating to fuel level inaccuracies.

According to HD there are 18,492 of these bikes worldwide and 9,102 in the United States. Maripat Blankenheim, HD Director of External Communications, stated: “The way we became aware of this was on a test vehicle, One of our current product engineers was on a test bike when it ran it out fuel while it was being tested.”

Apparently the problem is incorrectly calibrated software due to the way the suspension of the Breakout is set. HD states “It investigated and concluded that a suspension difference on the recalled models changed the angle of the fuel tank by approximately three degrees, causing an incorrect fuel-level reading.”

If you have a 2013-14 FXSBSE or FSXB Breakout a contact your local dealership to schedule your repair.

The NHTSA Campaign Number: 14V185000

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