Another recall that centers around braking components is hitting us this week, and this one concerns the Scout lineup of motorcycles from the Indian Motorcycle Company.
The recall focuses on the ABS unit for the Indian Scout, Scout Bobber, and Scout Sixty motorcycles from the 2019 model year. In total, 2,702 motorcycles are affected by the recall.
It should be noted that this recall is an extension of a previous recall by Indian for the Scout motorcycle, which was reported last year.
According to the recall documents from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NTHSA), air may remain trapped within the brake system after the manufacturing process, which could reduce braking performance.
Affected models may have had a small amount of air present in the system, that may cause a soft brake lever / pedal feel and a decrease in brake performance, increasing the risk of a crash.
Accordingly, Indian has notified affected owners, and Indian dealers will perform a brake fluid bleed of the front and rear ABS to evacuate the air, free of charge. Of note, this recall began March 7, 2019.
Concerned Indian owners may contact Indian customer service at 1-877-204-3697, and reference Indian’s number for this recall, which is I-18-07. As always, the NHTSA is also available at 1-888-327-4236 and safercar.gov.