Harley Davidson Inc. filed documents last week with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that indicated brake light switches can be exposed to too much heat from the exhaust system. This heat can then cause brake lights to fail, fluid leaks and the loss of rear brakes. The company is recalling over 308,000 motorcycles due to these problems.

The models affected are the 2009-2012 model years of the Touring, CVO Touring and Trike motorcycles.

Touring Motorcycles include:

Road King

Road King Classic

Street Glide

Road Glide Custom

Road Glide Ultra

Electra Glide Classic

Ultra Classic Electra Glide

Electra Glide Ultra Limited

CVO Touring Motorcycles include:

CVO Softail Convertible

CVO Street Glide

CVO Road Glide

CVO Ultra Classic Electra Glide

Trike motorcycles include:

Trike Tri Glide Ultra Classic

Harley Owners to be Notified

Harley will notify all owners affected by the recall and Dealers will fix the problem by installing a rear brake light switch kit at no charge to the owners.

An incident in June of 2010 where a Trike Model motorcycle lost its rear brakes and an accident in July of 2010 where a Harley was involved in a crash caused the company to investigate potential problems.

Harley filed a report with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission indicating that the recall will cost them anywhere from $10 million to $12 million. These costs will be charged as expenses in the fourth quarter.

Recall Attorneys

If you were injured by a Harley Davidson Motorcycle, or any defective product, be sure to contact an experienced personal injury attorney immediately. You have rights that entitle you to be compensated for your injuries.

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