Tony Macrito was quick to point out that no one has been seriously injured as a result of the complication and that the company is willing to have the problem corrected – at no cost to the bike owners – at the convenience of the riders. However, this was not Harley’s first recall of 2014.
Earlier this year, more than sixty thousand bikes were recalled (all of them 2014 models) because of defects in the front brake lines. The likelihood of the front brake line being pinched between the frame and the fuel tank left riders in serious danger of the front tire locking up during a ride. There were forty reports of accidents prior to the recall, four of which involved a major crashes.
Vehicle recalls are happening with such frequency these days that owners have been known to set the notice aside and forget it completely. The risks are real, however. As can be seen in these two examples, the complications that force manufacturers to make the decision to recall vehicles are generally very serious.
If you are injured as a result of a vehicle defect, or if a repair shop refuses to do the necessary recall-related work, consult a personal injury attorney about your rights to compensation.