Harley-Davidson has registered a recall with the NHTSA for 6,964 Softail models that have the factory security system option installed. Affecting only 2011 model year Softails that were built between June 7, 2010 and October 8, 2010, the recall is the result of an improper seal on a component in the security system, which could leak and let water in, thus causing an electrical short that could stall the bike.
The housing for the security system’s body control module (BCM) may not have been sealed during production, resulting in the potential leak. The involved part numbers are 69991-11 and 69993-11.
Harley-Davidson will notify owners of units affected by this recall, will Harley-Davidson dealers will replace the BCM free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin on or about February 21, 2011. Concerned owners can contact Harley-Davidson at 1-414-343-4056, and as always the NHTSA is available at 1-888-327-4236 or at safecar.gov.