12K Street 500, 750 models recalled

Harley-Davidson recently announced a recall on more than 12,000 of its Street 500 and 750 models. The brake caliper corrosion reportedly may cause brake drag. Excessive brake drag can increase the risk of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V927000

Manufacturer: Harley-Davidson Motor Company


Potential Number of Units Affected: 12,871

HARLEY-DAVIDSON XG500 2016 – 2019
HARLEY-DAVIDSON XG750 2016 – 2019
HARLEY-DAVIDSON XG750A 2017 – 2019

Summary: Harley-Davidson Motor Company (Harley-Davidson) is recalling certain 2016-2019 Street 500 (XG500), Street 750 (XG750), and 2017-2019 Street 750A (XG750A) motorcycles. The brake calipers may corrode internally after exposure to certain driving environments such as coastal regions or road salt, resulting in increased brake drag.

Remedy: Harley-Davidson has notified owners, and dealers will install new front and rear brake calipers, free of charge. An interim letter was mailed to owners on January 15, 2019 to notify them of the issue. Owners will receive a second notification when parts are available. Owners may contact Harley-Davidson customer service at 1-800-258-2464. Harley-Davidson’s number for this recall is 0174.

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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