Its been a busy year for motorcycle recalls. For your safety, you need to make sure your motorcycle is up-to-date on all recall repairs. If you have been notified of a safety defect for your bike, it is up to you to get the repairs made. Safety recalls by federal law are always free of charge.
Generally manufacturers will send out letters with details of the recall to the registered owner of the motorcycle when there is a safety recall. Sometimes you will even receive a phone call. Safety recalls usually involve the brakes, chain, shock absorbers, toe clips, rear wheels or tires.
Riding a defective motorcycle can be a safety hazard so even if you haven’t been notified, perhaps due to change of address or you purchased a used motorcycle, you should verify your bike is not due recall repairs by performing a VIN lookup. You can go to https://vinrcl.safercar.gov/vin/ to lookup recalls by VIN – Vehicle Identification Number. The VIN search tool covers:
- Safety recalls that are incomplete on a vehicle
- Safety recalls conducted over the past 15 calendar years
- Safety recalls conducted by major light auto automakers, including motorcycle manufacturers.
If you own a harley-davidson, you can go to the Harley Davidson website to look up recalls.
The following is a list of motorcycle recalls to date in 2015 :
Harley-Davidson Recalls 2015 Street 500 & 750 Motorcycles – Friday, August 21, 2015
Honda Recalls 2013-2015 CB500F & CBR500R Motorcycles – Friday, August 21, 2015
Honda Recalls 45,153 Motorcycles – Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Harley-Davidson Recalls more than 185,000 motorcycles due to loose saddlebags. The recall includes 15 models from 2014 and 2015. – July 23, 2015.
Honda Recalls 2014 & 2015 CBR1000S Models – Monday, May 11, 2015
Triumph Recall: Daytona 675R & Speed Triple R – Friday, May 8, 2015
Yamaha Recalls 2015 YZF-R1M Motorcycles – Wednesday, May 6, 2015
KTM Recalls 2015 690 Enduro R Motorcycles – Friday, May 1, 2015
H-D Recall: 8904 Street & 45,901 Touring Models – Friday, April 24, 2015
Yamaha Recall Notice for 2015 Motorcycles – Thursday, April 9, 2015
Ohlins Recalls TTX36 Shock Absorbers – Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Ducati Recalls 2010-2014 Multistrada 1200 – Friday, April 3, 2015
BMW Recalls 46,426 Motorcycles – Tuesday, March 31, 2015
2015 Indian Scout Recalled for Rear Brake – Monday, March 16, 2015
Kawasaki Concours 14 Police Motorcycle Recall – Thursday, March 12, 2015
2013 Model Year Can-Am Spyder RT Recall – Thursday, February 26, 2015
Brammo Empulse & Empulse R Recall Notice – Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Polaris Issues 2015 Slingshot Recall – Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Aprilia Shiver 750 & Caponord 1200 Recall – Friday, January 16, 2015
Harley Recalls 19,015 2012 Dyna /Softails – Monday, January 5, 2015
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident due to a defective or recalled motorcycle, contact a California motorcycle accident lawyer as soon as possible.