Harley-Davidson has announced a recall of certain FXDL Dyna Low Rider motorcycles from the 2014 1/2 model year.
The US motorcycle manufacturer maker told the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that an ignition switch issue on bikes that have been modified to rev higher than 5,600 RPMs could cause the engine to stall while in motion. No crashes or injuries associated with this problem have been reported.
Harley-Davidson said that certain optional performance electronic control module calibrations may allow higher engine RPMs that could result in excessive engine vibrations. This, in turn, can cause the ignition switch to move from the “IGN” (ignition on) to “ACC” (accessory only) position, which will shut the engine off.
The motorcycles included in this recall were manufactured between 6 January and 19 June 2014.
According to the Associated Press, the recall affects more than 4,500 FXDL Dyna Low Rider bikes worldwide, including more than 3,300 in the United States. The recall is not related to ignition switch problems in the car manufacturing industry.
Owners will be notified by Harley-Davidson. The manufacturer said that dealers will replace the engine mount bracket assembly and ignition switch knob, free of charge.
This is the second big recall by Harley-Davidson this summer. In July it launched a recall of more than 66,000 Touring and CVO Touring motorcycles from the 2014 model year because of a potential problem that could cause the front wheels to lock up.