Harley-Davidson Recalls Various 2017 & 2018 Bikes Over Clutch Issue

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Clutch problem reportedly stems from a potential fluid leak inside the clutches and may affect approximately 238,300 motorcycles.

Harley-Davidson is putting safety first and minimizing risk by announcing a voluntary recall of approximately 238,300 motorcycles due to a clutch issue that affects model-year 2017 and 2018 Touring, Trike, and CVO Touring models, and some 2017 Softails.

“We, along with our dealers, are committed to addressing this issue,” said Harley-Davidson C.F.O. John Olin about the recall. “The safety of our riders is our highest priority.”

Recalled Models

The 2017 and 2018 Harley-Davidson recalled models include:

  • Police Road King
  • Road King
  • Road King Special
  • Electra Glide Ultra Classic
  • Ultra Limited
  • Ultra Limited Low
  • Ultra Limited Shrine
  • Police Electra Glide
  • Street Glide
  • Street Glide Special
  • Road Glide Ultra
  • Road Glide
  • Road Glide Special
  • Freewheeler
  • Tri Glide Ultra
  • CVO Limited
  • CVO Street Glide

The 2017 Softail Slim S, Fat Boy S, CVO Pro Street Breakout and the 2018 115th Anniversary Ultra Limited, 115th Anniversary Street Glide, 115th Anniversary Street Glide Special, 115th Anniversary Tri Glide Ultra, 115th Anniversary CVO Limited, and CVO Road Glide are also recalled.

Clutch Issue

Harley-davidson’s clutch problem reportedly stems from a potential fluid leak inside the clutches, reports the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and this makes it difficult to disengage the brakes, potentially causing riders to lose control of their bike. So far, five crashes have been reported, but, fortunately, there were no injuries.

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