The official recall notice, issued through theAustralian 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”.
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).
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.