Harley-Davidson Ignition Switch Recall
Harley-Davidson is recalling 3,361 FXDL Dyna Low Riders manufactured between January 6th through June 19th 2014 due to ignition switch issues.
Where these motorcycles have been modified to rev higher than the stock 5,600 RPM, an engine mount bracket can vibrate excessively causing the ignition switch to move to the ‘accessory’ position. This can cause the engine can shut off while being driven and potentially cause a crash. The company said there have been no crashes or injuries reported from the problem.
In documents posted by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Harley-Davidson that the motorcycles are factory limited to 5,600 RPM, but Harley offers performance calibrations that let the engine rev higher than that limit. If the engine hits 5,800 RPM, the top engine mount bracket can vibrate too much and cause the ignition switches to malfunction. Harley-Davidson has found four warranty claims and complaints about the problem so far – all in bikes with non-Harley exhaust systems.
Owners of affected models will be notified by Harley-Davidson and dealers will replace the engine mount bracket assembly and ignition switch knob, free of charge. The recall was expected to begin by the end of July 2014.
Owners who have yet to receive a recall notice from Harley Davidson can contact the company at 1-800-258-2464.