2012 Harley-Davidson Softail Slim Recall
2012 Harley-Davidson Softail Slim

Harley-Davidson Recalls 19,000 Softail and Dyna Models

Harley-Davidson has recalled 19,015 of its 2012 Softail and Dyna model motorcycles due to corroding bolt issues on the front brake master cylinder.

Harley says the following 2012 models are recalled: FXST103, FLSTC, FLSTC103, FLSTF, FLSTF103, FXDL, FXDWG, FXDWG103, FXDC, FXDB, FLSTN, FLSTN103, FLSTC103Shrine, FLSTFB, FLSTFB103, FXS, FXS103, FLS, FLS103, FLD, FLD103, FXDF, and FXDF103 Dyna and Softail motorcycles.

Harley says on the affected motorcycles, which were manufactured Aug. 22, 2011, through Feb. 24, 2012, the threads for the brake-line banjo bolt in the front brake master cylinder may corrode.

If this occurs, a sudden loss of brake fluid could result, causing a loss of the front brakes, and increasing the risk of a crash.

Harley-Davidson says it will notify owners, and dealers will flush and inspect the front brake master cylinder and, if necessary, replace the master cylinder, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on January 14, 2015. Owners may contact Harley-Davidson customer service at 1-800-258-2464. Harley-Davidson’s number for this recall is 0163 and 0164.

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.