* 57,000 motorcycles recalled over faulty oil line
* Defect has caused two crashes and one injury
* Comes as government investigates brake system failure
Harley-Davidson has recalled 57,000 motorcycles worldwide, citing an oil line defect that causes the line to come loose and spill oil in the path of the rear tire, reports USA Today.
Affected models include the 2017 Electra Glide Ultra Classic, Police Electra Glide, Police Road King, Road King, Road King Special, Street Glide, Street Glide Special, Road Glide and Road Glide Special, all built from July 2 through May 9.
The Milwaukee-based company says that an incorrectly installed clamp on an engine oil cooler line is to blame. Harley has received nine reports of oil lines coming off, causing two crashes and one minor injury.
“This is a voluntary recall in the interest of customer safety,” said the company in a statement. The recall is planned to start Tuesday. Anyone with a defective motorcycle can bring it to a dealership, where the clamp will be inspected and fixed free of charge.
The recall comes on the heels of a federal investigation into complaints from Harley-Davidson owners that the brakes failed without warning. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) investigation covers 430,000 motorcycles with model years from 2008 through 2011. The affected motorcycles had anti-lock brakes.
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