Harley-Davidson Motor Company issued a voluntary recall for its Street 750 and Street 500 motorcycles globally. The recall would affect 10,580 units of the most affordable vehicles of the American manufacturer.
The motorcycles manufactured between 24 February 2014 and 15 July 2015 in Bawal (India) and in the US made between 20 January 2014 and 24 June 2015 are the recalled batch of motorcycles. The problem has been identified as the fuel pump modules on these motorcycles have a poor seal at the fuel pump inlet.
If there is a poor seal at the fuel pump inlet, it can cause interruption to the fuel supply, possibly causing a brief pause followed by the sudden restoration of power. This sudden restoration of power can lead to a loss of control, increasing the risk of a crash.
Harley-Davidson will notify the owners and the dealers will install a new fuel pump assembly free of charge. The recall began on 21 August 2015.
As a precautionary measure, the bike manufacturer has issued letters to owners requesting them to fuel up their tanks and not ride any further than 160km without fuelling it up again. They have also advised their dealers all over the world to sell, but not deliver these models to new customers unless they have been checked for the issue, reports Autocarindia.