Recall News: Harley-Davidson Touring, Baggers and Cruisers Recalled For Defective Clutch

14 H-D models are being recalled for a clutch that may not disengage.

2016 Harley-Davidson Street Glide, Street Glide Special and CVO Street Glide©Motorcyclist
The following report is filed with the NHTSA:

Report Receipt Date: June 27, 2016
NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V471000
Component(s): Powertrain
Potential Number of Units Affected: 27,232
Manufacturer: Harley-Davidson Motor Company

THE RECALL: Harley-Davidson Motor Company (Harley-Davidson) is recalling certain model year 2016 Electric Glide Ultra Classic (FLHTCU), Electra Glide Ultra Classic Low (FLHTCUL), Ultra Limited Low (FLHTKL), Ultra Limited (FLHTK), CVO Street Glide (FLHXSE), Street Glide (FLHX), Street Glide Special (FLHXS), Road Glide Special (FLTRXS), Road Glide (FLTRX), Police Electra Glide (FLHTP), Road Glide Ultra (FLTRU), Fat Boy S (FLSTFBS), Softail Slim S (FLSS), and CVO Softail Pro Street Breakout (FXSE) motorcycles. In the affected motorcycles, the clutch master cylinder may lose the ability to generate enough lift to disengage the clutch, especially if the motorcycle has been parked for an extended period of time.

WHAT COULD HAPPEN: When the engine is running and the motorcycle is in gear, if the clutch cannot be fully disengaged, the motorcycle may move unexpectedly, increasing the risk of a crash.

THE FIX: Harley-Davidson will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the clutch master cylinder for the presence of gas in the fluid, if so, the dealer will flush the clutch system and rebuild the clutch master cylinder, free of charge. The recall began July 25, 2016. Owners may contact Harley-Davidson customer service at 1-800-258-2464. Harley-Davidson's number for this recall is 0169.

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

2016 Harley-Davidson Softail Slim S©Motorcyclist
2016 Harley-Davidson CVO Pro Street Breakout©Motorcyclist
2016 Harley-Davidson Fat Boy S©Motorcyclist
2016 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide Ultra Classic/Low, Ultra Limited/Low,©Motorcyclist
2016 Harley-Davidson Road Glide, Ultra, Special, and Police Electra Glide©Motorcyclist