Approximately 46,000 Harley-Davidson motorcycles have been recalled by their manufacturer, and all because of one very serious issue: the motorcycles were unable to stay in gear because their clutches would not fully disengage. This defect affected several of Harley-Davidson’s 2015 models, including the Road Glide, Road King, Street Glide, Ultra Limited, Police Electra Glide and the Electra Glide. The recalled models were produced in both 2014 and 2015.
Harley-Davidson reported that there have been 27 motorcycle crashes as well as injuries because of the issue with the clutch. Because the clutch cannot fully disengage, a motorcycle rider could lose control of their vehicle, causing serious injury to themselves or others.
The recall came into effect on April 23rd, 2015 and is still in place today. Should you own any of the above 2014 or 2015 models, Harley-Davidson will not only rebuild the master cylinder but will also completely flush the clutch. Contact your nearest dealer for more details.
Even though the manufacturer is responsible in many ways, it is still important to pay careful attention to your automobile or motorcycle. Sometimes it can take a long time for recalls to come into place, and sometimes they only happen because so many people have been injured or even killed due to unknowingly using a malfunctioning or faulty product. This recall, for instance, was brought to light because of the amount of customer complaints called into Harley-Davidson, for example. If you notice anything peculiar, even if you are sure it is “nothing”, it is always better to be safe than sorry. While it is the duty of the manufacturer to produce safe, functioning products, if you ever feel as though something isn’t quite right with respect to your vehicle, please do not hesitate to take it to your dealer.
Philadelphia products liability lawyers at Galfand Berger have successfully represented clients who have been injured by faulty or malfunctioning products. If you or any of your loved ones have been injured due to a products issue, an attorney at Galfand Berger, LLP can help. With offices located in Philadelphia, Reading and Bethlehem, we serve clients throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey. To schedule a consultation, call us at 800-222-8792 or complete our online contact form.