Motorcycle Types Cruiser Indian Recalls Nearly 24,000 Motorcycles Due to Fuel Leak Issues

Indian Recalls Nearly 24,000 Motorcycles Due to Fuel Leak Issues

Indian Recalls 7 Models on Potential Fuel Leak Problem

Indian Recalls Nearly 24,000 Motorcycles Due to Fuel Leak Issues
2016 Indian Chief Vintage

Responding to potential fuel leak problems, Indian Motorcycle Company is recalling certain model year 2014-2017 Chief Classic, Chief Dark Horse, Vintage, Chieftan, Chieftan Dark Horse, Springfield and Roadmaster motorcycles manufactured April 15, 2013, to July 15, 2016.

In the affected motorcycles, the fuel rail may contact other components and result in a fuel leak, which could cause a fire in the presence of an ignition source. The recall affects 23,746 units.

[Read 2017 Indian Motorcycle Lineup Preview]

According to the Indian recalls documents, “Polaris initiated a full scale root cause analysis on fuel rail failures observed in warranty reviews. Polaris began testing for root cause and monitoring any subsequent occurrences. Based upon an analysis of field claims and a thorough evaluation of the components in the system a decision was made to perform a safety recall for the fuel rail. To date, there have been no reports of injury or vehicle loss due to this fuel rail issue.”

In addition, fuel rails will be inspected for damage and replaced if necessary at no cost to owners. Remedy fuel rails utilize tighter manufacturing tolerances at joints, according to recall documents.

Indian has announced it will notify owners, and dealers will install a bracket that will limit movement of the fuel rail, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in December 2016. Owners may contact Indian customer service at 1-877-204-3697. Indian’s number for this recall is I-16-03.

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.

Fantasy Supercross Tips: 2020 Arlington – Tomac, Roczen, Webb

It’s time to get in your RMFantasySX.com picks for fantasy supercross—a fun and simple way to make the races just that much more exciting....

ScorpionExo Abrams Riding Shirt and Gloves Review: Comfort and Safety

The days of wearing an unprotective cotton shirt for a comfortable ride are over. The ScorpionExo Abrams riding shirt uses cotton as the basic...

I’ve Got Gas! Should it Be High or Low Octane for My Motorcycle?

The mythical, magic number of motor fuel: Octane. What does it mean for your ride? Over the years, I’ve heard a lot of conflicting views...

Spidi Bolide Motorcycle Jacket Review: Italian Style Meets Versatility

The Spidi Bolide jacket is the latest addition to the Italian manufacturer’s prolific sport riding line up, ready to tackle the canyons and beyond....

Marc Marquez: 4 – Yes 4 – More Years with Honda MotoGP

Yes - you read that correctly. Marc Marquez has extended his contract with Honda Racing Corporation by four years - something we don't often see...

2020 Indian Scout 100th Anniversary Review (9 Fast Facts)

2020 is a big year for the Indian Scout as Indian Motorcycle celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Scout. It started in 1920 with...