Harley Davidson Recalls – Check here for list


CVO Harley

If you have a 2014 or 2015 model year Harley-Davidson motorcycle, your bike may be a part of a massive recall due to a faulty clutch master cylinder. See a full model list of recalled Harleys below.

According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NTSA), the Electra Glide, Ultra Limited, Police Electra Glide, Street Glide, Road Glide and Road King models from both the 2014 and 2015 model years have been recalled due to issues with the clutch master cylinder. Almost 46,000 bikes are part of this recall, and several accidents and minor injuries have been associated with the faulty part.

The clutch master cylinder in the recalled motorcycles may lose the ability to generate enough lift to disengage the clutch. The NTSA states that the clutch issue is especially problematic if the motorcycle has been parked for an extended period of time.

The list of potentially affected models in the Harley Davidson recall includes:

2014 Model Year

  • CVO Road King (FLHRSE)

2014-2015 Model Year

  • Electra Glide Ultra Classic (FLHTCU)
  • Electra Glide Ultra Classic – Twin Cooled (FLHTCU TC)
  • Ultra Limited (FLHTK)
  • Police Electra Glide (FLHTP), Street Glide (FLHX)
  • Street Glide Special (FLHXS)
  • CVO Street Glide (FLHXSE)

2015 Model Year

  • Electra Glide Ultra Classic Low (FLHTCUL)
  • Ultra Limited Low (FLHTKL)
  • Electra Glide Ultra Classic Low – Twin Cooled (FLHTCUL TC)
  • Road Glide Special (FLTRXS)
  • Road Glide (FLTRX)

Harley-Davidson is in the process of sending out notices to owners of the motorcycles that are being recalled, and issued an apology to customers who own the affected bikes.

“First and foremost, we apologize to our customers for this issue. We’re riders, too, so share in the frustration. Customer safety is our first priority.”

The L.A. Times reports that Harley dealers will perform free service checks to flush the clutch systems and rebuild the defective master cylinders on all of the recalled motorcycles. Owners can call Harley-Davidson customer service at 800-258-2464 and reference recall 0165 if they have any questions or need to find a nearby dealer.

In addition to the recall associated with the clutch, there is also another Harley-Davidson recall associated with the rear reflector assembly. Motorcycle USA reports that this recall affects almost 9,000 bikes that “may have been manufactured without a rear reflector assembly.” Included in the recall are certain 2015 Harley-Davidson Street 500 and Street 700 motorcycles manufactured from May 12, 2014 through March 9, 2015.

Check for the recalls on your Harley-Davidson motorcycle by entering your vehicle identification number (VIN) here.

If you or someone you know has been in an accident due to these recalls please call the Tom Reinecke Law Firm at our toll free number at 1(800)275-8326. We can help you!

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Man from Perris Killed in a Motorcycle Accident


motorcycle accidentA male 40-year-old was out riding his motorcycle Monday night and was killed in head-on collision while riding on a two-lane road near Lake Mathews in Riverside. Later identified to be Miguel Bethune, was riding a 2001 Indian Motorcycle east on Cajalco road after 6pm when he collided with a compact car causing him fatal injuries.

Witnesses reported Bethune riding in and out of traffic, back and forth over the double yellow line to avoid slower-moving vehicles. A Riverside woman was driving her Ford Flex West on the Cajalco Road when Bethune crossed over the double yellow line veering directly into her resulting in the head-on accident. The woman was treated for minor injuries and will be okay. Bethune past away at the scene.

The motorcycle accident caused a traffic jam as the road was shut down both ways for an hour for emergency personnel and an investigation by the California Highway Patrol.

Our Prayers and Wishes go out to the victims and their families of this terrible motorcycle accident, from the Tom Reinecke Motorcycle Law Firm, representing exclusively motorcyclists and their families for over 35 years.

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