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Harley-Davidson recalls 177K bikes

Harley-Davidson issued a recall of 177,636 bikes after learning that clutch fluid may leak and cause loss of control. If the clutch cannot be disengaged, it can result in a loss of control, increasing the risk of a crash. The recall is expected to begin Thursday, November 5.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V734000

Manufacturer: Harley-Davidson Motor Company

Components: POWER TRAIN

Potential Number of Units Affected: 177,636

Make Model Model Year(s)
HARLEY-DAVIDSON FLHP 2017 – 2018
HARLEY-DAVIDSON FLHR 2017 – 2018
HARLEY-DAVIDSON FLHRXS 2017 – 2018
HARLEY-DAVIDSON FLHTCU 2017 – 2018
HARLEY-DAVIDSON FLHTCUTG 2017 – 2018
HARLEY-DAVIDSON FLHTK 2017 – 2018
HARLEY-DAVIDSON FLHTKL 2017 – 2018
HARLEY-DAVIDSON FLHTKSE 2017 – 2018
HARLEY-DAVIDSON FLHTP 2017 – 2018
HARLEY-DAVIDSON FLHX 2017 – 2018
HARLEY-DAVIDSON FLHXS 2017 – 2018
HARLEY-DAVIDSON FLHXSE 2017 – 2018
HARLEY-DAVIDSON FLRT 2017 – 2018
HARLEY-DAVIDSON FLSS 2017
HARLEY-DAVIDSON FLSTFBS 2017
HARLEY-DAVIDSON FLTRU 2017 – 2018
HARLEY-DAVIDSON FLTRX 2017 – 2018
HARLEY-DAVIDSON FLTRXS 2017 – 2018
HARLEY-DAVIDSON FLTRXSE 2018
HARLEY-DAVIDSON FXSE 2017

Summary: Harley-Davidson Motor Company (Harley-Davidson) is recalling certain 2017-2018 Police Road King (FLHP), Road King (FLHR), Road King Special (FLHRXS), Electra Glide Ultra Classic (FLHTCU), Ultra Limited (FLHTK), Ultra Limited Low (FLHTKL), Ultra Limited Shrine (FLHTK SHRINE), Police Electra Glide (FLHTP), Street Glide (FLHX), Street Glide Special (FLHXS), Road Glide Ultra (FLTRU), Road Glide (FLTRX), Road Glide Special (FLTRXS), Freewheeler (FLRT), Tri Glide Ultra (FLHTCUTG), CVO Limited (FLHTKSE) and CVO Street Glide (FLHXSE) motorcycles, 2017 Softail Slim S (FLSS), Fat Boy S (FLSTFBS) and CVO Pro Street Breakout (FXSE) motorcycles, 2018 115th Anniversary Ultra Limited (FLHTK ANV), 115th Anniversary Street Glide (FLHX ANV), 115th Anniversary Street Glide Special (FLHXS ANX), 115th Anniversary Tri Glide Ultra (FLHTCUTG ANV), 115th Anniversary CVO Limited (FLHTKSE ANV) and CVO Road Glide (FLTRXSE) motorcycles. The secondary clutch actuator cylinder make leak fluid internally and the clutch master cylinder may lose the ability to generate enough lift to disengage the clutch.

Remedy: Harley-Davidson will notify owners, and dealers will install a new secondary clutch actuator piston assembly, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin November 5, 2018. Owners may contact Harley-Davidson customer service at 1-800-258-2464. Harley-Davidson’s number for this recall is 0173.

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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