The Indian Motorcycle Company is recalling 18,367 motorcycles today, for an ignition issue that may see unburnt fuel pass through the exhaust system during a misfire, which could result in the exhaust temperature increasing and potentially causing a fire.
The recall affects basically all of Indian’s motorcycles that use the Thunder Stroke 111 engine, built between 2014 and 2016.
Specifically, the recall affects the Indian Chief Classic, Dark Horse, Chieftain, Roadmaster, Vintage and Chieftain Dark Horse motorcycles that were manufactured between April 15, 2013 and June 16, 2015.
It should be noted that the Indian Springfield is not a part of this recall, being the newest bagger in Indian’s lineup.
To remedy the situation, Indian will notify affected owners, and Indian dealers will update the ECU on these aforementioned machines.
This recall is expected to start in July 2016. Concerned Indian owners may contact Indian customer service at 1-877-204-3697, and reference recall number, I-16-02.
As always, the NHTSA is also available at 1-888-327-4236 and safercar.gov.