Harley-Davidson Recalling Touring Models, Baggers, For Manufacturing Defect

An improperly installed oil cooler line clamp may cause sudden loss of oil on late-model Harley-Davidson bikes.

2017 Harley-Davidson Street Glide (FLHX, pictured here), and Street Glide Special (FLHXS) are on the recall list. More models listed below.Photo: Harley-Davidson
The following report is filed with the NHTSA:

Report Receipt Date: May 22, 2017
NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V333000
Component(s): Engine
Potential Number of Units Affected: 45,589
Manufacturer: Harley-Davidson Motor Company

THE RECALL: Harley-Davidson Motor Company (Harley-Davidson) is recalling certain 2017 Electric Glide Ultra Classic (FLHTCU), Police Electra Glide (FLHTP), Police Road King (FLHP), Road King (FLHR), Road King Special (FLHRXS), Street Glide (FLHX), Street Glide Special (FLHXS), Road Glide (FLTRX), and Road Glide Special (FLTRXS) motorcycles. In the affected motorcycles, a clamp used to secure an engine oil cooler line may have been improperly installed.

WHAT COULD HAPPEN: The incorrectly installed clamp may result in the engine oil cooler line detaching, causing a sudden loss of oil, potentially into the path of the rear tire, increasing the risk of a crash.

THE FIX: Harley-Davidson will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and correct the oil cooler line clamps, as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on June 6, 2017. Owners may contact Harley-Davidson customer service at 1-800-258-2464. Harley-Davidson's number for this recall is 0170.

MORE RECALL INFORMATION: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to safercar.gov.

2017 Harley-Davidson Road King (FLHR), Road King Special (FLHRXS, pictured here) and Police Road King (FLHP)Photo: Harley-Davidson
2017 Harley-Davidson Road Glide (FLTRX), and Road Glide Special (FLTRXS, pictured here)Photo: Harley-Davidson
2017 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide Ultra Classic (FLHTCU, pictured here), and Police Electra Glide (FLHTP)Photo: Harley-Davidson