Recall News: Indian Recalls 23,746 Late-Model Motorcycles for Potential Fuel Leak

2014-2017 Chiefs, Chieftains, Springfields and Roadmasters are being recalled to correct a fuel rail issue.

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Late-model Indian motorcycles including the Chief Vintage pictured here are being recalled for a possible fuel system leak.Photo: Indian
The following report is filed with the NHTSA:

Report Receipt Date: December 6, 2016
NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V877000
Component(s): Fuel System
Potential Number of Units Affected: 23,746
Manufacturer: Indian Motorcycle Company

THE RECALL: Indian Motorcycle Company (Indian) is recalling certain model year 2014-2017 Chief Classic, Chief Dark Horse, Vintage, Chieftan, Chieftan Dark Horse, Springfield and Roadmaster motorcycles manufactured from April 15, 2013, to July 15, 2016. In the affected motorcycles, the fuel rail may contact other components and result in a fuel leak.

WHAT COULD HAPPEN: A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source increases the risk of a fire.

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The 2014-2017 Roadmaster is one of seven Indian models listed on this recall.Photo: Indian

THE FIX: Indian will notify owners, and dealers will install a bracket that will limit movement of the fuel rail, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in December 2016. Owners may contact Indian customer service at 1-877-204-3697. Indian's number for this recall is I-16-03.

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.