NHTSA recall notice:
Harley Davidson touring bikes and trikes braking system recall.
U.S. Department of Transportation – (National)
Harley-Davidson announced a recall October 24 of
250,757 model year 2009-2012 Touring, CVO Touring, and Trike vehicles
manufactured from June 6, 2008 through September 16, 2011. A wide
range of models are affected.
The rear brake light switch may be exposed to
excessive heat from the exhaust system. The heat may cause the switch
to not activate the brake lamp or activate the brake lamp when no
brake is applied and/or cause a brake fluid leak at the brake light
switch, affecting rear brake performance. Either condition may
increase the risk of a crash.
Harley-Davidson will notify owners, and dealers will
install a rear brake light switch kit free of charge. The safety
recall was expected to begin on or about October 31.
James A. Rose
Threat Preparedness Coordinator
Threat Preparedness Unit
Valley Health Department