This voluntary recall affects certain 2009-2010 model-year touring bikes, including CVO and Trikes. No known fires, injuries or deaths have been reported due to the defect. Harley-Davidson said it crash-tested a 2010 model bike in May, 2009, and determined the bike did not meet company requirements for fuel containment.
In 2009, through September, Harley-Davidson shipped 187,085 motorcycles, down from 226,898 for that same time period in 2008. That same year, 47,579 of the 2008 touring models were recalled because of a defect in the fuel filter shell which caused bikes to slow down or stall.
Owners of 2009-2010 Harley-Davidson touring models affected will be notified in the coming weeks to schedule appointments with local dealers for proper repairs.