Harley-Davidson recalls 175,000 motorcycles over brake failure

Over 30 different ABS-equipped Harley-Davidson models are covered in the recall.

Apparently, a failure to flush brake fluid in accordance with the recommended two-year maintenance schedule may result in a valve within the ABS hydraulic control unit becoming impaired by deposits. Such deposits could lead to malfunctioning brakes, including failure.

According to documents related to the recall filing, owners of affected motorcycles may note that “the front brake lever or rear brake pedal will feel ‘hard’ and will not be able to be actuated right after startup or right after an ABS event.”

Source: Harley-Davidson recalls 175,000 motorcycles over brake failure