Harley-Davidson has recalled 2,798 of its 2012-2013 Night Road Special VRSCDX motorcycles due to license-plate bracket issues.
Harley says the effected Night Rod Special motorcycles were manufacturered from June 14, 2011, through Aug. 1, 2012.
The license plate bracket assembly’s mounting screws may loosen and the assembly may separate from the rear fender. This condition may lead to contact with the rear tire which could cause the license plate bracket to rotate, possibly damaging the rear brake line, Harley says.
If this issue remains undetected, it may affect rear braking, increasing the risk of a crash.
Harley-Davidson will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and repair any affected motorcycles free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin on, or about, November 5, 2012. Owners may contact Harley-Davidson at 1-414-343-4056.
This is Harley-Davidson recall 0148. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or visit safercar.gov.