Indian Recalls 11 Motorcycle Models for Non-US-Spec Headlight

More than 2,000 Indian Chiefs, Chieftains and Springfields are on the recall list.

Indian motorcycle recall
The Indian Motorcycle Company is recalling certain 2017-2018 Chiefs, Chieftains and Springfields that may be equipped with a non-US-spec European-market halogen headlight assembly. (2018 Chief Vintage pictured here)Indian

The following motorcycle recall report is filed with the NHTSA:
Report Receipt Date: October 27, 2017
NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V682000
Component(s): Lighting
Potential Number of Units Affected: 2,096
Manufacturer: Indian Motorcycle Company

THE RECALL: Indian Motorcycles Company (Indian) is recalling certain 2017-2018 Chief, Chief Classic, Chief Dark Horse, Chief Vintage, Chieftain, Chieftain Classic, Cheiftain Dark Horse, Chieftain Elite, Chieftain Limited, Springfield, and Springfield Dark Horse motorcycles. These motorcycles may be equipped with a European-market, not US-market, halogen headlight assembly. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 108, "Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment."

WHAT COULD HAPPEN: The light output from the incorrect headlight can affect the motorcycle's visibility, increasing the risk of a crash.

THE FIX: Indian will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the motorcycle and replace any incorrect headlight assembly, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in November 2017. Owners may contact Indian customer service at 1-877-204-3697. Indian's number for this recall is I-17-03.

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.