Oil Leak Could Spell Disaster

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced a recall on some 45,000 Harley-Davidson touring models. A clamp on the oil cooler could detach resulting in the loss of engine oil containment. If that isn’t bad enough, the oil could path to the rear wheel, and you don’t need to ride a motorcycle to know that oil on the rear wheel is a bad thing. The recall includes 2017 FLH and FLT models, which include the Electra Glide, Road King, Road Glide, and Street Glide families that were manufactured between July 2016 and May 2017. The recall is slated to begin June 6.

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Affected models include 2017 Electra Glide Ultra Classic, Police Electra Glide, Road King, Road King Special, Police Road King, Street Glide, Street Glide Special, Road Glide, and Road Glide Special bikes that have oil coolers. If you own one of these and haven’t received a recall notice, contact your dealer and reference Campaign 0170 or contact the NHTSA and reference Campaign No.17V333000 to find out if your bike is included in the recall. Alternately, owners can contact Harley-Davidson customer service at 1-800-258-2464 or the NHTSA Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153).

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Source: NHTSA

Allyn Hinton
Allyn Hinton
Writer and Associate Motorcycle Editor - allyn@topspeed.com
If it had moving parts, it had Allyn's interest from a very early age. At age 11 when bicycles were too simple to hold her interest any longer, her father found her taking apart the lawn mower. When he asked why she was doing it, she replied, “I need to see how it works.” That curiosity and mechanical drive served her well over the next 40 years as she pursued careers in both the automotive and motorcycle industries. Having shared her love of motorcycles with her now husband, biker TJ Hinton, Allyn brings that love and knowledge to TopSpeed as writer and associate motorcycle editor.  Read full bio
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