Indian Motorcycle recall over ‘ghost’ in the machine
Indian motorcycle is recalling their current fleet of Thunderstroke-powered motorcycles after two American bikes appeared to have a ghost in the machine and started themselves.
The problem is that corrosion in the starter switch can cause an electrical short and start the engine if the key fob is nearby.
Apparently two Indian motorcycles in the USA have a ghost in the machine and started themselves. There were no related injuries.
Bikes affected are certain models of Indian Chief, Chief Classic, Chief Dark Horse, Chief Vintage, Chieftain, Chieftain Classic, Chieftain Dark Horse, Chieftain Elite, Chieftain Limited, Springfield, and Springfield Dark Horse.
A list of Vehicle identification Numbers (VINs) of affected bikes is at the end of this article.
Indian Motorcycles Australia and New Zealand spokesman Peter Harvey says they have started alerting owners.
“The standard procedures for recalls were enacted earlier this week as soon as we were advised,” he says.
“All affected customers are being or have been advised.”
Owners will have to book in their bike with their local Indian dealers who will replace the switch for free.
The official notice is expected to be issued by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission next week.