Harley-Davidson Recalls 2014-2016 Dyna Low Rider
Due engine vibration possibly causing ignition switch damage and unexpected engine shut-down, Harley-Davidson Motor Company has recalled certain model year 2014.5-2016 Dyna Low Rider motorcycles (FXDL) manufactured Jan. 6, 2014, through April 7, 2016. Unexpected engine shut down while underway could cause loss of control and a crash.
According to the recall notice issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) today (June 3, 2016), Harley-Davidson will notify owners, and dealers will install an improved ignition switch, free of charge.
According to the recall notice, the rider may experience slight hesitation when accelerating through the 4500 – 5500 rpm range as a warning sign the failure may occur.
The notice goes on to say that in February 2016, “an initial search and review of warranty and customer contacts was conducted. This search revealed 70 warranty claims and 2 customer complaints potentially related to this issue. There were no crashes associated with any of these reports.”
The recall is expected to begin in June 2016. Owners may contact Harley-Davidson customer service at 1-800-258-2464. Harley-Davidson’s number for this recall is 0168. 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 Safer Car.