Fuel-gauge issue prompts Harley-Davidson recall
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SOURCE: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Office of Defects Investigation
Report Receipt Date: APR 08, 2014
NHTSA Campaign Number: 14V185000
Component(s): FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
Potential Number of Units Affected: 9,102
All Products Associated with this Recall:
H-D FXSB 2013-2014
H-D FXSBSE 2013-2014
Manufacturer: Harley-Davidson Motor Company
Harley-Davidson Motor Company, Inc. (Harley-Davidson) is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 FXSB and FXSBSE motorcycles manufactured March 20, 2012, through March 10, 2014. Suspension variances may affect the gas tank mounting angle causing the fuel level sensor to read inaccurately.
The gauge inaccuracy may cause the motorcycle to run out of fuel unexpectedly, possibly even before the Low Fuel Warning lamp illuminates. The lack of fuel would cause the motorcycle to stall, increasing the risk of a crash.
Harley-Davidson will notify owners, and dealers will update the software to recalibrate the fuel level sensor signal, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in late April 2014. Owners may contact Harley-Davidson at 1-800-258-2464.
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.