The personal injury and defective product lawyers at Cannon Law, P.C. want to advise residents of Waynesville, Asheville, Sylva, Franklin, Bryson City, Murphy, Andrews, Hayesville and Robbinsville of a recall of defective motorcycles. Harley-Davidson is recalling almost 251,000 motorcycles in the United States to fix a problem with the rear brake light switch that can cause failure of the brake lights and possibly the rear brakes.
The effected bikes are touring, CVO touring and trike models manufactured from June 6, 2008, through September 16, 2011.
According to information available from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), brake light switches on the effected motorcycles can be exposed to too much heat from the exhaust system. The excessive heat may cause the switch to malfunction, causing the brake light to not light up when the brakes are applied or activating the rear brake light when the brakes even if the brakes have not been applied. The defect could also cause brake fluid to leak at the light switch, potentially causing failure of the rear brake, and increasing the risk of a crash.
The recall is expected to begin on or about October 31, 2011. Harley says it will notify owners of the recall and dealers will install a rear brake light switch kit for free.
The NHTSA campaign identification number is 11V506000. The Harley Davidson Safety Recall number is 0145. The NHTSA says that motorcycle owners my contact Harley-Davidson at (414) 343-4056 or the NHTSA’s vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to the HTTP:/WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .
For additional information contact Mike McConnell at Cannon Law, P.C. at 888-404-0202. Mr. McConnell is a long time motorcycle enthusiast and a member of the American Motorcyclist Association.