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H-d Fltruse 2011 recalls
CampaignManufacturerManufacturing dateType# of units affectedDate Owner notified MfgRecall Initiated byManufacturers of recalled vehicles/productsReport Recieved DateRecord Creation DateRegulation Part NumberFMVSS Number
EXTERIOR LIGHTING - BRAKE LIGHTS - SWITCH
11V506000HARLEY-DAVIDSON MOTOR COMPANYfrom 06/06/2008 to 09/16/2011V (Vehicle)25075710/31/2011MFRHARLEY-DAVIDSON MOTOR COMPANY10/19/201110/20/2011
Defect SummaryHarley-davidson is recalling certain model year 2009-2012 touring, cvo touring and trike vehicles manufactured from june 6, 2008, through september 16, 2011. see the above list for the models included in the recall. the rear brake light switch may be exposed to excessive heat from the exhaust system.
Consequence SummaryThe excessive heat may cause the switch to not activate the brake lamp or activate the brake lamp when no brake is applied and/or cause a brake fluid leak at the brake light switch, affecting rear brake performance. either condition may increase the risk of a crash.
Corrective SummaryHarley-davidson will notify owners, and dealers will a install a rear brake light switch kit, free of charge. the safety recall is expected to begin during october 31, 2011. owners may contact harley-davidson at 1-414-343-4056.
NotesHarley-davidson safety recall number is 0145.customers owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .
H-d Fltruse 2011 Consumer Complaints
Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
07/09/2011
 During routine operation, new touring model motorcycles have rear cylinder exhaust header pipe that generates extreme amount of heat which impacts operator's right upper inner thigh region. condition is more than a discomfort. it has become a distraction to the operator and thus, a hazard to the safe operation of the motorcycle. to be epa compliant, among other things---harley davidson has had to lean out the fuel/air mixture. i believe this to be the major cause of the excessive heat. harley davidson has designed/installed a plastic heat deflector which provides little, if any, relief. most owners have purchased after-market exhaust systems and fuel injection tuners to provide a remedy to this condition. however; doing this may adversely affect new vehicle warranty and impact various laws regarding exhaust and noise. so, to safely operate & enjoy their motorcycle, they have to spend a lot of money to have a motorcycle that is no longer epa compliant and subject to fines, impoundment, etc. or, they can just continue to operate the motorcycle in stock condition, and be distracted by what will probably become a first or second degree burn to their upper leg with the result potentially being a momentary loss of control, collision, etc.
STEERING
06/02/201117000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2011 harley davidson cbo road glide ultra motorcycle. the contact was traveling 5 mph when the handle bars began shaking abnormally. the contact and a passenger were both thrown from the vehicle however the contact sustained a neck injury as a result. the vehicle was taken to the dealer three times. the dealer confirmed that the steering head bearings needed to be replaced as well as the handle bar riser bushing. the manufacturer was contacted. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 17,000 and the current mileage was 17,100.
06/02/201117000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2011 harley davidson cbo road glide ultra motorcycle. the contact was traveling 5 mph when the handle bars began shaking abnormally. the contact and a passenger were both thrown from the vehicle however the contact sustained a neck injury as a result. the vehicle was taken to the dealer three times. the dealer confirmed that the steering head bearings needed to be replaced as well as the handle bar riser bushing. the manufacturer was contacted. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 17,000 and the current mileage was 17,100. kmj