Iconic US motorbike maker Harley-Davidson is recalling just about 175,000 motorcycles in america because of fears the brakes may just fail, a central authority regulator introduced on Feb. 7.
If brake fluid at the bikes isn’t changed for a “extended duration” past the advisable two-year agenda, deposits might shape on inner parts “decreasing braking talent and lengthening the chance of a crash,” the Nationwide Freeway Visitors Protection Management (NHTSA) mentioned in a remark.
NHTSA started investigating the issue in July 2016 after receiving lawsuits about surprising brake loss, and mentioned the recall covers 31 fashions from the 2008 to 2011 fashion years.
The company informed the corporate ultimate month protection recall used to be important, and rejected Harley’s proposal to as a substitute release a marketing campaign to teach riders in regards to the protection topic and the significance of steadily converting brake fluids.
The corporate will notify house owners that sellers will be offering a unfastened brake fluid flush starting February 12.
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