Recall News: Late-Model Indian Motorcycles Recalled For Excessive Exhaust Temperature and Fire Risk

Indian Motorcycle is recalling 18,367 touring bikes and baggers for an important ECM update.

The 2014-2016 Chieftain and new Chieftain Dark Horse are on the recall list for misfire issue that could lead to a fire.©Motorcyclist
The following report is filed with the NHTSA:

Report Receipt Date: June 17, 2016
NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V446000
Component(s): Electrical system, engine, and engine cooling
Potential Number of Units Affected: 18,367
Manufacturer: Indian Motorcycle Company

THE RECALL: Indian Motorcycle Company (Indian) is recalling certain model year 2014-2016 Chief Classic, Dark Horse, Chieftain, Roadmaster, Vintage and Chieftain Dark Horse motorcycles manufactured from April 15, 2013, to June 16, 2015. In the event of an engine misfire, unburned fuel may pass through parts of the exhaust system, raising the exhaust temperatures.

The 2014-2016 Chief Vintage is on the recall list to receive an important ECM update.©Motorcyclist
Indian's touring Roadmaster joins the Chief and Chieftain models on this recall.©Motorcyclist

WHAT COULD HAPPEN: Elevated exhaust temperatures may result in an increased risk of fire.

THE FIX: Indian will notify owners, and dealers will update the engine control module (ECM) software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in July 2016. Owners may contact Indian customer service at 1-877-204-3697. Indian's number for this recall is I-16-02.

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