RECALL NEWS: Indian Recalls 7,611 Chief, Chieftain, Dark Horse & Roadmaster For Loss of Rear Brakes

Late-model Indian touring motorcycles on the recall list for defective rear brake master cylinder.

2016 Dark Horse©Motorcyclist
2015-16 Chieftain©Motorcyclist

The following report is filed with the NHTSA:

Report Receipt Date:November 2, 2015
NHTSA Campaign Number: 15V721000
Component(s): Service brakes, hydraulic
Potential Number of Units Affected: 7,611
Manufacturer: Indian Motorcycle Company

THE RECALL: Indian Motorcycle Company (Indian) is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 Chief Classic, Chief Vintage, Chieftain, Roadmaster, and 2016 Dark Horse motorcycles manufactured from January 2, 2015, to October 23, 2015. Due to a problem with the rear brake master cylinder, the motorcycles may have a reduction in, or a complete loss of, rear brake power.

WHAT COULD HAPPEN: A full or partial loss of rear braking power may lengthen the distance needed to slow or stop the motorcycle, increasing the risk of a crash.

THE FIX: Indian will notify owners, and dealers will replace the rear brake master cylinder piston assembly, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin November 13, 2015. Owners may contact Indian customer service at 1-877-204-3697. Indian's number for this recall is I-14-04.

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

2015-16 Chieftain©Motorcyclist
2015-16 Chief Classic (and Vintage)©Motorcyclist