Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Recall, Cooler Line Could Lead To Crash

Last Updated on June 4, 2017 7:26 pm

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, (NHTSA), has announced a recall of certain model year 2017 Harley-Davidson motorcycles.

NHTSA says that an an incorrectly installed clamp may result in the engine oil cooler line detaching, which would cause a sudden loss of oil into the path of the rear tire and increasing the risk of a crash.

In the recall statement, “Harley-Davidson Motor Company (Harley-Davidson) is recalling certain 2017 Electric Glide Ultra Classic (FLHTCU), Police Electra Glide (FLHTP), Police Road King (FLHP), Road King (FLHR), Road King Special (FLHRXS), Street Glide (FLHX), Street Glide Special (FLHXS), Road Glide (FLTRX), and Road Glide Special (FLTRXS) motorcycles. In the affected motorcycles, a clamp used to secure an engine oil cooler line may have been improperly installed.”

Harley-Davidson will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and correct the oil cooler line clamps, as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on June 6, 2017. Owners may contact Harley-Davidson customer service at 1-800-258-2464. Harley-Davidson's number for this recall is 0170.

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

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