Not all recalls are created equally. While some recalls deal with serious defects and possible situations, there are others that while still technically being a safety issue, still fall short of causing truthful concern. Today’s recall announcement is the latter, in our opinion.
As such, 12,733 motorcycles from the Harley-Davidson lineup that can use Harley-Davidson Detachable Tour-Pak Luggage Conversion kit are being recalled because the kit did not include replacement red reflectors.
As such, these motorcycles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 108, “Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment” and therefore needed to be recalled with National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Specifically, the recall affects the following motorcycle models that have had the luggage pack added to them: 2017-2019 FLHTCU, FLHTCUL, FLHTK ANV, FLHTKL, FLTRU, FLHTK, and 2016-2019 FLHTKSE, FLHTKSE ANV, and FLTRUSE.
Harley-Davidson says that is has notified affected owners, and that Harley-Davidson dealers will install the replacement reflectors, free of charge. The recall began August 19, 2019.
Concerned Harley-Davidson owners may contact Harley-Davidson customer service at 1-800-258-2464, and reference Harley-Davidson’s number for this recall, which is 0629.
As always, the NHTSA is also available at 1-888-327-4236 and safercar.gov.