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Indian recall over non-compliant lights

Indicators may not work correctly

Indian Motorcycles has again run into issues of non-compliance, prompting a recall of models built from 2019 to 2021.

The official recall notice says a software issue causes the rear turn signal lights to be “slightly illuminated when not in use and brightly flash when operating”.

That means the rear turn signal lights are not compliant with Australian vehicle standards.

This may seem like a minor issue, but you don’t want your bike indicating when you are not turning!
Owners of affected vehicles could contact their authorised Indian Motorcycle dealer to schedule an appointment to reinstall factory parts, free of charge.

While the notice doesn’t specify specific models, it does provide VINs (Vehicle identification numbers) of the 90 affected bikes which can be downloaded here.

This is not the first time Indian has recalled vehicles because of non-compliance issues with our ADRs.

In 2018, the Roadmaster was recalled over wiring issues and all 111 Thunderstroke engined models have been recalled for a variety of issues from non-compliant halogen headlights to a fire dangers.

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.

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