12,000+ Harley-Davidson Trikes Recalled for Faulty Traction Control

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Harley-Davidson is recalling over 12,000 units of its three-wheeled motorcycles, specifically its 2019 and 2020 FLHTCUTG and FLRT, and 2019 FLHTCUTGSE trikes.

The issue stems from the trikes’ traction control system software, which may respond incorrectly to a faulty rear wheel speed signal by activating one of the rear brakes.

The unintended activation of a rear brake could lead to an unexpected change in vehicle direction, which may increase the risk of a crash. Hence, a recall was started with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

To remedy the situation, Harley-Davidson has notified the affected trike owners, and Harley-Davidson dealers will update the traction control system software, free of charge. This recall began December 2, 2019.

Concerned Harley-Davidson trike owners may contact Harley-Davidson customer service at 1-800-258-2464. Harley-Davidson’s number for this recall is 0175.

As always, the NHTSA is also available at 1-888-327-4236 and

Source: NHTSA

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