A brake issue has developed in certain Harley-Davidson Dyna and Softail motorcycles and, as a result, the company has recalled 19,000 of these motorcycles. Harley-Davidson believes the brake issue could increase the risk of crash.
On the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website, certain model-year 2012 motorcycles manufactured August 22, 2011 through February 24, 2012 have been recalled. NHTSA identifies the threads for the banjo bolt in the front brake master cylinder may corrode. According to the recall notice, if that happens, a sudden loss of brake fluid could result, causing a loss of the front brakes and increasing the risk of a crash.
The recall is expected to begin January 14. Harley-Davidson says it will notify the motorcycle owners, and their dealerships will flush and inspect the front brake master cylinder and, if necessary, replace the master cylinder, free of charge.