Motorcycle Types Cruiser Harley Recalls 250,757 Tourers/Trikes

Harley Recalls 250,757 Tourers/Trikes

Harley-Davidson Recall

Harley-Davidson has recalled 2009-2012 Touring, CVO Touring and Trike models built from June 6, 2008 through Sept. 16, 2011, for rear-brake light issues; Harley says 250,757 motorcycles are affected (specific models listed below).

The recall states that the rear brake light switch may be exposed to excessive heat from the exhaust system, and the heat may cause the switch to not activate the brake lamp or activate the brake lamp when no brake is applied. It also may cause a brake-fluid lead at the brake light switch, affecting rear-brake performance, increasing the risk of a crash.

Harley-Davidson will notify owners, and dealers will install a rear-brake light switch kit, free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin on Oct. 31; owners may also contact Harley-Davidson at 1-414-343-4056.

Harley-Davidson safety recall number is 0145. Customers may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (1-800-424-9153), or visit

The following models are recalled:

  • H-D / FLHP 2009-2012
  • H-D / FLHPE 2009-2011
  • H-D / FLHR 2009-2012
  • H-D / FLHRC 2009-2012
  • H-D / FLHT 2009-2010
  • H-D / FLHTC 2009-2012
  • H-D / FLHTCU 2009-2012
  • H-D / FLHTCUSE4 2009
  • H-D / FLHTCUSE5 2010
  • H-D / FLHTCUSE6 2011
  • H-D / FLHTCUSE7 2012
  • H-D / FLHTCUTG 2009-2012
  • H-D / FLHTK 2010-2012
  • H-D / FLHTP 2009-2012
  • H-D / FLHX 2009-2012
  • H-D / FLHXSE 2010
  • H-D / FLHXSE2 2011
  • H-D / FLHXSE3 2012
  • H-D / FLHXXX 2011
  • H-D / FLTR 2009
  • H-D / FLTRSE3 2009
  • H-D / FLTRU 2010-2012
  • H-D / FLTRUSE 2011
  • H-D / FLTRX 2010-2012
  • H-D / FLTRXSE 2012

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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