Recall News: Harley-Davidson Street 500/750 Recalled For Defective Fuel Pump

Harley-Davidson recalls 10,580 Street 500s and Street 750s for faulty fuel system.

The following report is filed with the NHTSA:

Report Receipt Date: July 29, 2015
NHTSA Campaign Number: 15V474000
Component(s): Fuel system, Gasoline
Potential Number of Units Affected: 10,580
Manufacturer: Harley-Davidson Motor Company

THE RECALL: Harley-Davidson Motor Company (Harley-Davidson) is recalling certain model year 2015 XG500 motorcycles manufactured from January 20, 2014 to June 24, 2015, and XG750 motorcycles manufactured from May 12, 2014 to June 24, 2015. The fuel pump modules on these motorcycles have a poor seal at the fuel pump inlet.

WHAT COULD HAPPEN: If there is a poor seal at the fuel pump inlet it can cause interruption to the fuel supply, possibly causing a brief hesitation with the abrupt restoration of power. This abrupt restoration of power can lead to loss of control, increasing the risk of a crash.

THE FIX: Harley-Davidson will notify owners, and dealers will install a new fuel pump assembly, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin the end of August 2015. Owners may contact Harley-Davidson customer service at 1-414-343-4056. Harley-Davidson's number for this recall is 0167.

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.