Harley-Davidson Recall 11V506000

NHTSA Campaign ID Component Manufacturer Recall Date Units Potentially Affected
11V506000 Exterior Lighting: Brake Lights: Switch Harley-Davidson Motor Company 10/19/2011 250,757
Defect Summary
Harley-Davidson is recalling certain model year 2009-2012 touring, CVO touring and trike vehicles manufactured from June 6, 2008, through September 16, 2011. 25 models are included in the recall. The rear brake light switch may be exposed to excessive heat from the exhaust system.
Consequence Summary
The 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 Summary
Harley-Davidson will notify owners, and dealers will install a rear brake light switch kit, free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin on or about October 31, 2011. Owners may contact Harley-Davidson at 1-414-343-4056.

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