Urgent check on Indian Scout brakes

Indian Scout Bobber gold urgent

Indian Scout owners should do an urgent pre-ride inspection to ensure the brakes are working properly then take their bike straight to their dealership for an inspection.

Indian Motorcycle Australia has issued an urgent recall through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission of all 2017-2018 Indian Scout, Scout 60 and Scout Bobber models with Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS).

(See further down in this article for the full list of Vehicle Identification Numbers (VINs) of affected bikes.)

The ACCC notice says:

Consumers may experience decreased brake performance resulting from the presence of air in the brake circuit. This may cause a soft brake lever/pedal feel and a decrease in brake performance. A decrease in brake performance may result in increased stopping distance which may increase the risk of a crash and/or injury.”

Owners are advised to contact their nearest authorised Indian Motorcycle dealer to schedule an appointment to have the recall repair performed. Repairs must be performed only by an authorised Indian Motorcycle dealer.

Urgent pre-ride check

Indian Scout Bobber urgent
Indian Scout Bobber

Most importantly, riders should do the following urgent pre-ride inspection before riding the bike straight to the dealership:

  • Press down on the rear brake pedal. It should move freely and smoothly. The pedal should feel firm and continue to feel firm until released.
  • Release the pedal. It should return to its rest position quickly when released.
  • Repeat Pre-Ride Inspection for the front brake lever. Ensure the lever feels firm and that it returns to rest position quickly when released.

“If either the front or rear brake fails to perform as stated or travels too far before beginning to engage the brake, please contact your Indian Motorcycle dealer directly,” the notice says.

Indian recalls

Indian Roadmaster Classic - elite - revenue machine urgent
Indian Roadmaster Classic

Indian Motorcycle has been plagued wth a number of recalls over the past couple of years.

In January, 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 and even a “ghost in the machine” that started themselves. 

VINs of affected Scout modelsIndian Scout Bobber urgent

56KMSA000H3119026 56KMSA000H3119205 56KMSA000H3120158 56KMSA000H3120225 56KMSA000H3120337 56KMSA000H3120676 56KMSA000H3120709 56KMSA000H3122122 56KMSA000J3126144 56KMSA000J3126161 56KMSA000J3127844 56KMSA000J3128010 56KMSA000J3128038 56KMSA000J3128282 56KMSA000J3132106 56KMSA000J3132168 56KMSA000J3132171 56KMSA000J3133787 56KMSA000J3133790 56KMSA000J3133949 56KMSA001H3118970 56KMSA001H3119018 56KMSA001H3119021 56KMSA001H3119052 56KMSA001H3119097 56KMSA001H3120220 56KMSA001H3120685 56KMSA001H3122047 56KMSA001J3126217 56KMSA001J3127707 56KMSA001J3128016 56KMSA001J3128131 56KMSA001J3128145 56KMSA001J3133152 56KMSA001J3133832 56KMSA001J3134480 56KMSA001J3134897 56KMSA001J3135211 56KMSA001J3135290 56KMSA001J3135404 56KMSA001J3136519 56KMSA002H3118606 56KMSA002H3118945 56KMSA002H3119013 56KMSA002H3119318 56KMSA002H3120128 56KMSA002H3120145 56KMSA002H3121134 56KMSA002H3122106 56KMSA002H3122140 56KMSA002H3122154 56KMSA002H3123482 56KMSA002J3125996 56KMSA002J3126131 56KMSA002J3126243 56KMSA002J3127117 56KMSA002J3128090 56KMSA002J3128137 56KMSA002J3130602 56KMSA002J3133421 56KMSA002J3133645 56KMSA002J3133726 56KMSA002J3134441 56KMSA002J3134763 56KMSA002J3135458 56KMSA003H3119022 56KMSA003H3120638 56KMSA003J3126140 56KMSA003J3126266 56KMSA003J3127059 56KMSA003J3127708 56KMSA003J3127711 56KMSA003J3127725 56KMSA003J3127868 56KMSA003J3128003 56KMSA003J3133721 56KMSA003J3133797 56KMSA003J3134478 56KMSA003J3134786 56KMSA003J3135310 56KMSA004H3118607 56KMSA004H3120325 56KMSA004H3120342 56KMSA004H3120664 56KMSA004H3120681 56KMSA004H3120924 56KMSA004H3121085 56KMSA004H3121314 56KMSA004H3122110 56KMSA004H3124097 56KMSA004J3127281 56KMSA004J3127796 56KMSA004J3128012 56KMSA004J3128141 56KMSA004J3132044 56KMSA004J3132111 56KMSA004J3133646 56KMSA005H311896 56KMSA005H3119023 56KMSA005H3119054 56KMSA005H3119197 56KMSA005H3119202 56KMSA005H3120656 56KMSA005H3120673 56KMSA005H3121175 56KMSA005H3121189 56KMSA005H3121743 56KMSA005J3126124 56KMSA005J3126267 56KMSA005J3127628 56KMSA005J3127922 56KMSA005J3128097 56KMSA005J3128214 56KMSA005J3133865 56KMSA005J3134157 56KMSA005J3134482 56KMSA005J3134689 56KMSA005J3135051 56KMSA005J3135728 56KMSA005J3136247 56KMSA006H3118947 56KMSA006H3118964 56KMSA006H3119130 56KMSA006H3120228 56KMSA006H3120651 56KMSA006H3120701 56KMSA006H3121024 56KMSA006H3122089 56KMSA006J3126102 56KMSA006J3127296 56KMSA006J3127850 56KMSA006J3128030 56KMSA006J3128075 56KMSA006J3128206 56KMSA006J3128657 56KMSA006J3132112 56KMSA006J3133647 56KMSA006J3133745 56KMSA006J3133793 56KMSA006J3134474 56KMSA006J3136208 56KMSA006J3136452 56KMSA007H3119010 56KMSA007H3119055 56KMSA007H3119198 56KMSA007H3120643 56KMSA007H312068 56KMSA007H3121078 56KMSA007H3121145 56KMSA007H3122134 56KMSA007J3125993 56KMSA007J3126089 56KMSA007J3126142 56KMSA007J3126934 56KMSA007J3127789 56KMSA007J3128005 56KMSA007J3128036 56KMSA007J3128103 56KMSA007J3128246 56KMSA007J3128277 56KMSA007J3128361 56KMSA007J3133365 56KMSA007J3133625 56KMSA007J3133642 56KMSA007J3133706 56KMSA007J3133849 56KMSA007J3134502 56KMSA007J3136511 56KMSA008H3118948 56KMSA008H3118951 56KMSA008H3119016 56KMSA008H3120053 56KMSA008H3120697 56KMSA008H3121073 56KMSA008H3121090 56KMSA008H3121140 56KMSA008H3122160 56KMSA008J3122441 56KMSA008J3126098 56KMSA008J3127686 56KMSA008J3128028 56KMSA008J3128224 56KMSA008J3131608 56KMSA008J3132046 56KMSA008J3133780 56KMSA008J3133861 56KMSA008J3135190 56KMSA009H3118604 56KMSA009H3118974 56KMSA009H3119025 56KMSA009H3119199 56KMSA009H3119302 56KMSA009H3119669 56KMSA009H3120157 56KMSA009H3120692 56KMSA009H3121082 56KMSA009H3122104 56KMSA009H3122118 56KMSA009J3126126 56KMSA009J3126188 56KMSA009J3127860 56KMSA009J3128104 56KMSA009J3130693 56KMSA009J3132105 56KMSA009J3133156 56KMSA009J3133190 56KMSA009J3133643 56KMSA009J3133836 56KMSA009J3133853 56KMSA009J3133867 56KMSA009J3134761 56KMSA009J3134811 56KMSA009J3135392 56KMSA009J3136249 56KMSA009J3136297 56KMSA00XH3118952 56KMSA00XH3119017 56KMSA00XH3119020 56KMSA00XH3119096 56KMSA00XH3120149 56KMSA00XH3120295 56KMSA00XH3120328 56KMSA00XH3120958 56KMSA00XH3123536 56KMSA00XJ3122442 56KMSA00XJ3126135 56KMSA00XJ3126152 56KMSA00XJ3126913 56KMSA00XJ3127706 56KMSA00XJ3127818 56KMSA00XJ3127902 56KMSA00XJ3128239 56KMSA00XJ3131609 56KMSA00XJ3133151 56KMSA00XJ3133800 56KMSA00XJ3133845 56KMSA00XJ3134476 56KMSA00XJ3134493 56KMSA00XJ3134686 56KMSA00XJ3136535 56KMSA110J3127379 56KMSA11XJ3128247 56KMTA000J3125217 56KMTA000J3126240 56KMTA000J312629 56KMTA000J3126447 56KMTA000J3126593 56KMTA000J3127260 56KMTA000J3127825 56KMTA000J3127954 56KMTA000J3128053 56KMTA000J3128196 56KMTA000J3128232 56KMTA000J3128666 56KMTA000J3128697 56KMTA000J3128859 56KMTA000J3128909 56KMTA000J3128960 56KMTA000J3128991 56KMTA000J3129011 56KMTA000J3129428 56KMTA000J3129560 56KMTA000J3129820 56KMTA000J3130000 56KMTA000J3130868 56KMTA000J3132071 56KMTA000J3132796 56KMTA000J3133771 56KMTA000J3134192 56KMTA000J3135309 56KMTA000J3135374 56KMTA000J3135746 56KMTA000J3135813 56KMTA000J3136234 56KMTA001J3125209 56KMTA001J3125212 56KMTA001J3125453 56KMTA001J3126229 56KMTA001J3126294 56KMTA001J3126313 56KMTA001J3126389 56KMTA001J3126649 56KMTA001J3126652 56KMTA001J3127252 56KMTA001J3127834 56KMTA001J3127865 56KMTA001J3127879 56KMTA001J3127977 56KMTA001J3128000 56KMTA001J3128045 56KMTA001J3128076 56KMTA001J3128319 56KMTA001J3128322 56KMTA001J3128661 56KMTA001J3128675 56KMTA001J3128692 56KMTA001J3128708 56KMTA001J3128711 56KMTA001J3128904 56KMTA001J3128921 56KMTA001J3129003 56KMTA001J3129180 56KMTA001J3129471 56KMTA001J3129518 56KMTA001J3130104 56KMTA001J3132743 56KMTA001J3132757 56KMTA001J3132760 56KMTA001J3133679 56KMTA001J3133777 56KMTA001J3133956 56KMTA001J3134072 56KMTA001J3135299 56KMTA001J3135447 56KMTA001J3135934 56KMTA001J3136064 56KMTA001J3136212 56KMTA001J3136677 56KMTA002J3125705 56KMTA002J3126210 56KMTA002J3126305 56KMTA002J3126384 56KMTA002J3126434 56KMTA002J3127941 56KMTA002J3128670 56KMTA002J3128846 56KMTA002J3128989 56KMTA002J3129012 56KMTA002J3129267 56KMTA002J3129270 56KMTA002J3129415 56KMTA002J3129494 56KMTA002J3129513 56KMTA002J3129625 56KMTA002J3129821 56KMTA002J3132802 56KMTA002J3132816 56KMTA002J3132850 56KMTA002J3133805 56KMTA002J3133965 56KMTA002J3133979 56KMTA002J3134033 56KMTA002J313405 56KMTA002J3134064 56KMTA002J3134145 56KMTA002J3135327 56KMTA002J3135330 56KMTA002J3135389 56KMTA002J3135442 56KMTA002J3136753 56KMTA003J3125230 56KMTA003J3125714 56KMTA003J3126281 56KMTA003J3126376 56KMTA003J3126426 56KMTA003J3126488 56KMTA003J3127107 56KMTA003J3127947 56KMTA003J3128063 56KMTA003J3128208 56KMTA003J3128919 56KMTA003J3129004 56KMTA003J3129407 56KMTA003J3129469 56KMTA003J3129567 56KMTA003J3130038 56KMTA003J3130864 56KMTA003J3132789 56KMTA003J3132792 56KMTA003J3133974 56KMTA003J3134137 56KMTA003J3134204 56KMTA003J3134249 56KMTA003J3134316 56KMTA003J3135157 56KMTA003J3135367 56KMTA003J3135384 56KMTA003J3135935 56KMTA004J3125236 56KMTA004J3125740 56KMTA004J3126189 56KMTA004J3126242 56KMTA004J3126399 56KMTA004J3126449 56KMTA004J3126581 56KMTA004J3126760 56KMTA004J3126855 56KMTA004J3127830 56KMTA004J3127908 56KMTA004J3127939 56KMTA004J3127990 56KMTA004J3128055 56KMTA004J3128220 56KMTA004J3128993 56KMTA004J3129402 56KMTA004J3129416 56KMTA004J3129433 56KMTA004J3129674 56KMTA004J3130100 56KMTA004J3132817 56KMTA004J3132932 56KMTA004J3134230 56KMTA004J3135443 56KMTA004J3136009 56KMTA004J3136219 56KMTA005J3125228 56KMTA005J3125729 56KMTA005J3125746 56KMTA005J3126251 56KMTA005J3126718 56KMTA005J3126945 56KMTA005J3127979 56KMTA005J3128114 56KMTA005J3129148 56KMTA005J3129277 56KMTA005J3129280 56KMTA005J3129425 56KMTA005J3129439 56KMTA005J3129795 56KMTA005J3132745 56KMTA005J3132776 56KMTA005J3132793 56KMTA005J3132809 56KMTA005J3132860 56KMTA005J3132874 56KMTA005J3134043 56KMTA005J3134253 56KMTA005J3135337 56KMTA005J3135399 56KMTA005J3136150 56KMTA005J3136214 56KMTA005J3136682 56KMTA006J3125447 56KMTA006J3126257 56KMTA006J3126324 56KMTA006J3126453 56KMTA006J3126520 56KMTA006J3126551 56KMTA006J3126730 56KMTA006J3126761 56KMTA006J3127408 56KMTA006J3127912 56KMTA006J3128204 56KMTA006J3128705 56KMTA006J3128770 56KMTA006J3128896 56KMTA006J3129014 56KMTA006J3129160 56KMTA006J3129434 56KMTA006J3129806 56KMTA006J3130096 56KMTA006J3130101 56KMTA006J3132754 56KMTA006J3132799 56KMTA006J3132835 56KMTA006J3133676 56KMTA006J3135248 56KMTA006J3135301 56KMTA006J3135752 56KMTA006J3135766 56KMTA006J3135976 56KMTA006J3136030 56KMTA007J3125215 56KMTA007J3125232 56KMTA007J3125716 56KMTA007J3126199 56KMTA007J3126249 56KMTA007J3126297 56KMTA007J3126302 56KMTA007J3126574 56KMTA007J3126719 56KMTA007J3127854 56KMTA007J3127904 56KMTA007J3128051 56KMTA007J3128079 56KMTA007J3128082 56KMTA007J3128230 56KMTA007J3128695 56KMTA007J3128700 56KMTA007J3129152 56KMTA007J3129412 56KMTA007J3129443 56KMTA007J3129457 56KMTA007J3132763 56KMTA007J3132780 56KMTA007J3132844 56KMTA007J3133525 56KMTA007J3133783 56KMTA007J3133959 56KMTA007J3133962 56KMTA007J3133976 56KMTA007J3134223 56KMTA007J3134495 56KMTA007J3134576 56KMTA007J3135369 56KMTA007J3136148 56KMTA007J3136666 56KMTA008J3123196 56KMTA008J3125224 56KMTA008J3125238 56KMTA008J3125742 56KMTA008J3126230 56KMTA008J3126289 56KMTA008J3126292 56KMTA008J3126308 56KMTA008J3126437 56KMTA008J3126485 56KMTA008J3126549 56KMTA008J3126793 56KMTA008J3127412 56KMTA008J3128057 56KMTA008J3128169 56KMTA008J3128219 56KMTA008J3128222 56KMTA008J3128317 56KMTA008J3128690 56KMTA008J3128852 56KMTA008J3128897 56KMTA008J3128902 56KMTA008J3128964 56KMTA008J3129273 56KMTA008J3129290 56KMTA008J3129466 56KMTA008J3129497 56KMTA008J3129824 56KMTA008J3129998 56KMTA008J3130035 56KMTA008J3130097 56KMTA008J3130102 56KMTA008J3132786 56KMTA008J3132805 56KMTA008J3132867 56KMTA008J3132870 56KMTA008J3133968 56KMTA008J3134019 56KMTA008J3134036 56KMTA008J3135445 56KMTA008J3135882 56KMTA008J3136028 56KMTA008J3136210 56KMTA008J3136417 56KMTA009J3125703 56KMTA009J3125720 56KMTA009J3125734 56KMTA009J3126169 56KMTA009J3126222 56KMTA009J3126284 56KMTA009J3126429 56KMTA009J3126432 56KMTA009J3126446 56KMTA009J3126656 56KMTA009J3126706 56KMTA009J3126947 56KMTA009J3127984 56KMTA009J3127998 56KMTA009J3128200 56KMTA009J3128715 56KMTA009J3128911 56KMTA009J3129430 56KMTA009J3129444 56KMTA009J3129475 56KMTA009J3129556 56KMTA009J3129766 56KMTA009J3129895 56KMTA009J3132702 56KMTA009J3132747 56KMTA009J3132750 56KMTA009J3133672 56KMTA009J3134076 56KMTA009J3134188 56KMTA009J3134210 56KMTA009J3134286 56KMTA009J3135292 56KMTA009J3135387 56KMTA009J3135440 56KMTA009J3135857 56KMTA009J3136152 56KMTA00XJ3125211 56KMTA00XJ3125239 56KMTA00XJ3125449 56KMTA00XJ3125709 56KMTA00XJ3126245 56KMTA00XJ3126259 56KMTA00XJ3126438 56KMTA00XJ3127900 56KMTA00XJ3128187 56KMTA00XJ3128190 56KMTA00XJ3128237 56KMTA00XJ3128772 56KMTA00XJ3128934 56KMTA00XJ3128982 56KMTA00XJ3129419 56KMTA00XJ3129453 56KMTA00XJ3129517 56KMTA00XJ3129792 56KMTA00XJ3130098 56KMTA00XJ3130103 56KMTA00XJ3130862 56KMTA00XJ3132773 56KMTA00XJ3133938 56KMTA00XJ3134054 56KMTA00XJ3134068 56KMTA00XJ3134135 56KMTA00XJ3134149 56KMTA00XJ3134510 56KMTA00XJ3134569 56KMTA00XJ3134636 56KMTA00XJ3136239

Even though manufacturers and importers 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 recalls as a service to all riders.

In Australia, recall notices are issued by the manufacturer and the Department of Infrastructure through a voluntary industry code under the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.

While any recall is not good news for the manufacturer, it shows that they are largely diligent in fixing problems.

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

• UK

• New Zealand

• Canada

One thought on “Urgent check on Indian Scout brakes

  1. I think this stretches before 17-18 models. My mate has a 16 Scout and the front brake lever has always been spongy. Its beem replaced buy really isn’t a lot better.

    Then there’s the rear brake issue he’s had, the pads locked on to the disc amd completely worn out the inside pad and destroyed the rotor.

    Indian replaced it too but only with some heavy handed talking

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