Indian Motorcycles is recalling 2,096 motorcycles because they may have been fitted with a European-spec headlight, rather than an American-spec one.
The issue affects the following 2017 and 2018 models: Chief, Chief Classic, Chief Dark Horse, Chief Vintage, Chieftain, Chieftain Classic, Cheiftain Dark Horse, Chieftain Elite, Chieftain Limited, Springfield, and Springfield Dark Horse.
Because the European headlights fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 108, “Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment,” a recall has been issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
To remedy the situation, Indian will notify affected owners, and Indian dealers will inspect the motorcycle and replace any incorrect headlight assembly, free of charge. This recall is expected to begin in November 2017.
Concerned Indian owners may contact Indian customer service at 1-877-204-3697, and reference Indian’s number recall number: I-17-03. As always, the NHTSA is also available at 1-888-327-4236 and safercar.gov.