Recall roundup: Harley Davidson bikes for brake bolt corrosion image

Harley Davidson Motor Company has issued a recall for the all-American motorcycles because of a corrosion problem of the brake line banjo bolt in the front brake master cylinder.

A new recall has been issued right after the New Year’s Eve by Harley Davidson. This is referring to the 2012 model year 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 bikes, which have been put together between the 22nd of August, 2011, and the 24th of February, 2012.

“In the affected motorcycles, the threads for the brake line banjo bolt in the front brake master cylinder may corrode. If the threads corrode, a sudden loss of brake fluid could result, causing a loss of the front brakes, and increasing the risk of a crash”, says the company in its official press release.

Harley will notify owners of the affected bikes and its dealers will be inspecting the front brake master cylinder and replace it, if necessary, free of charge. The recall will begin on the 14th of January. Meanwhile, owners of the models mentioned above should contact the company at 1 800 258 2464, or the NHTSA’s hot line, at 1 888 327 4236.