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Harley-Davidson recalls Trikes over brake issue

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Harley-Davidson Australia have recalled 363 trikes over an issue where a rear brake could suddenly activate.

The official recall notice, issued through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, says it affects the 2019-20 CVO Tri Glide, Tri Glide Ultra and Freewheeler. (VINs of affected vehicles listed at the end of this article.)

“The electro-hydraulic control unit (EHCU) software may respond incorrectly to a faulty rear wheel speed signal by activating one of the rear brakes,” the ACCC notice says.

“Unintended brake activation may increase the risk of an accident or injury to the vehicle occupants and other road users.”

Owners should contact their nearest Harley-Davidson Australia dealer “immediately to schedule a safety recall service to install new software, free of charge”.

2020 Harley-Davidson CVO Tri-glide
2020 Harley-Davidson CVO Tri-glide

2019 recalls

This is the third recall for Harley-Davidson this year following an issue with aftermarket saddlebags falling off and Street models developing rust on the brakes.

With just a few weeks to go in 2019, there have been 24 recalls of motorcycles plus two accessories (the Harley bags and a Honda Monkey bike rack).

That compares with last year’s 37 motorcycle recalls, the second highest number of recalls in the previous 10 years: 28 in 2017, 39 in 2016, 30 in 2015, 28 in 2014, 20 in 2013, 24 in 2012, 16 in 2011, 14 in 2010 and 23 in 2009.

The most recalls this year was six for Yamaha; followed by 4 for BMW; Ducati, Harley, Honda, Suzuki and Triumph on three (if you count the aftermarket accessories for Harley and Honda); and one each for Kawasaki, Indian, Piaggio and KTM.

That compares with the previous year where Ducati had 6;  Indian, Kawasaki, Suzuki, Yamaha, KTM and Triumph 3; BMW, Harley, Husqvarna and Moto Guzzi 2, Aprilia and MV Augusta one each.

YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS ON RECALLS

Even though manufacturers and importers usually contact owners when a recall is issued, the bike may have been sold privately to a rider unknown to the company.

Therefore, Motorbike Writer publishes all motorcycle and scooter recalls as a service to all riders.

If you believe there is an endemic problem with your bike that should be recalled, contact the ACCC on 1300 302 502.

To check whether your motorcycle has been recalled, click on these sites:

• Australia

• USA

• New Zealand

• Canada

VINs of affected trikes

5HD1MAFGXKB852423
5HD1MAFGXKB852907
5HD1MAFGXKB854057
5HD1MAFGXKB854477
5HD1MAFGXKB854642
5HD1MAFGXKB855001
5HD1MAFGXKB855094
5HD1MAFGXKB859887
5HD1MAFGXKB859906
5HD1MAFGXKB860232
5HD1MAFG0KB851250
5HD1MAFG0KB852222
5HD1MAFG0KB852303
5HD1MAFG0KB852639
5HD1MAFG0KB852706
5HD1MAFG0KB853385
5HD1MAFG0KB853791
5HD1MAFG0KB854214
5HD1MAFG0KB854956
5HD1MAFG0KB855878
5HD1MAFG0KB860353
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5HD1MCPG7KB860098
5HD1MCPG8KB850454
5HD1MCPG8KB850471
5HD1MCPG8KB850843
5HD1MCPG8KB851135
5HD1MCPG8KB851233
5HD1MCPG8KB851636
5HD1MCPG8KB856044
5HD1MCPG8KB856190
5HD1MCPG8KB858151
5HD1MCPG9KB850530
5HD1MCPG9KB850558
5HD1MCPG9KB850771
5HD1MCPG9KB851001
5HD1MCPG9KB854772
5HD1MCPG9KB855873
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5HD1MCPG9KB859356
5HD1MAF60LB850155
5HD1MAF61LB850276
5HD1MAF64LB850062
5HD1MAF66LB850161
5HD1MAF68LB850050
5HD1MAF69LB851028
5HD1MCP60LB850537
5HD1TBH6XLB950110
5HD1TBH60LB950231
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5HD1TBH64LB950149
5HD1TBH65LB950080
5HD1TBH66LB950556
5HD1TBH67LB950159
5HD1TBH68LB950395
5HD1MAFGXKB860800
5HD1MAFG1KB854397
5HD1MAFG3KB855292
5HD1MAFG4KB852787
5HD1MAFG5KB850109
5HD1MAFG7KB854274
5HD1MAFG7KB855702
5HD1MAFG7KB859975
5HD1MAFG9KB854115
5HD1MCPGXKB856191
5HD1MCPGXKB856207
5HD1MCPG1KB855897
5HD1MCPG1KB858427
5HD1MCPG3KB856226
5HD1MCPG4KB854601
5HD1MCPG4KB857529
5HD1MCPG5KB852646
5HD1MCPG6KB855913
5HD1MCPG6KB859332
5HD1MCPG9KB852276
5HD1MCPG9KB854092
5HD1MAF6XLB850325
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5HD1MAF60LB850236
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5HD1MAFGXKB860801
5HD1MAFG1KB852052
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5HD1MAFG4KB850313
5HD1MAFG7KB854078
5HD1MAFG8KB855448
5HD1MCPG5KB850587
5HD1MAF63LB850196
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