Indian Issues Recall for 23,746 Motorcycles for Potential Fuel Leaks

Indian Motorcycle Co. has filed a recall notice with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) for 23,746 motorcycles from 2017-2017 for a potential fuel leak caused by fuel rails coming in contact with other components and becoming damaged. Leaking fuel could catch fire “in the presence of an ignition source” states the report. The recall extends to Indian Chief Classic, Chief Dark Horse, Vintage, Chieftain, Chieftain Dark Horse, Springfield and Roadmaster models. Indian Motorcycle dealers have been instructed to remedy the problem by installing a bracket that limits the movement of the fuel rail.

Here’s more info courtesy of the NHTSA.

Recall Subject: Fuel Rail may Chafe and Leak

NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V877000

Manufacturer: Indian Motorcycle Company

SUMMARY:
Indian Motorcycle Company (Indian) is recalling certain model year 2014-2017 Chief Classic, Chief Dark Horse, Vintage, Chieftan, Chieftan Dark Horse, Springfield and Roadmaster motorcycles manufactured April 15, 2013, to July 15, 2016. In the affected motorcycles, the fuel rail may contact other components and result in a fuel leak.

Makes/Models/Model Years:
INDIAN/CHIEF CLASSIC/2014-2017
INDIAN/CHIEF DARK HORSE/2014-2017
INDIAN/CHIEFTAN/2014-2017
INDIAN/CHIEFTAN DARK HORSE/2014-2017
INDIAN/ROADMASTER/2014-2017
INDIAN/SPRINGFIELD/2014-2017
INDIAN/VINTAGE/2014-2017

CONSEQUENCE:
A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source increases the risk of a fire.

REMEDY:
Indian will notify owners, and dealers will install a bracket that will limit movement of the fuel rail, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in December 2016. Owners may contact Indian customer service at 1-877-204-3697. Indian’s number for this recall is I-16-03.

NOTES:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

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