Harley recalls 308,000 motorcycles

Harley-Davidson Inc. is recalling about 308,000 motorcycles to fix a switch problem that can cause failure of the brake lights and possibly even the rear brakes themselves.
The recall was announced by the Milwaukee-based company through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
According to the filing, the brake light switches can be exposed to too much heat from the exhaust system. The brake lights can fail, and the problem also can cause fluid leaks and the loss of rear brakes.
The problem affects Touring, CVO Touring and Trike vehicles from the 2009 through 2012 model years.
Harley says it will notify motorcycle owners of the recall. Dealers will install a rear brake light switch kit free of charge.
The recall affects about 251,000 motorcycles in the United States.
The company says it is aware of only one crash resulting from the problem.

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