Recently it was BMW that recalled three of its models: K1200S, K1200R and K1200R Sport produced between 2007 and 2008 due to a potential brake problem, wherein there is a possibility of the front brake fluid foaming under certain conditions. It was considered as a serious problem and wasting no time, BMW issued a recall notice.
After BMW the next motorcycle manufacturer whose products have been called for a recall is Harley Davidson. Recently, The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued a recall announcement wherein all model year 2012 and certain 2013 Harley Davidson VRSCDX (V-Rod Night Rod Special) models manufactured between June 14, 2011 and August 1, 2012 have been recalled.
The recall has been made after a problem was figured out in the license plate bracket assembly’s mounting of the motorcycle. The problem is that the screws of the mounting could come out, thereby leaving a possibility for the assembly to separate from the rear fender and damage the rear brake line, which could eventually lead to an accident.
This is what the official recall notice said about the issue – “The license plate bracket assembly’s mounting screws may loosen and the assembly may separate from the rear fender. This condition may lead to contact with the rear tire which could cause the license plate bracket to rotate, possibly damaging the rear brake line.”
It is a serious thing as the bracket can rotate and come in contact with the rear brake line leading into loss of braking performance. As per the recall notice, a good 2798 units of the V-Rod Night Rod Special are covered under this problem.
Harley-Davidson will contact owners and H-D dealers will repair affected motorcycles free of charge. Owners may contact Harley-Davidson at 1-414-343-4056, the NHTSA’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 or can go to www.safecar.gov for more information.
The NHTSA Campaign ID number for this recall is 12V503000 while the Harley-Davidson recall ID number is 0148.