According to the Associated Press, Harley-Davidson is recalling more than 185,000 motorcycles over saddlebag defects, as the devices could come loose and fall off bikes, leading to a crash.
The AP reported that the recall covers 2014 and 2015 models including the “Road King, Street Glide, Electra Glide Ultra Classic, Ultra Limited, Police Road King, Police Electra Glide and CVO Ultra Limited bikes.”
Harley-Davidson said it became aware of the problem with the saddlebags when it was reviewing warranty claims. Anyone with a bike that may be involved in a recall is being asked to contact his or her local dealership, which will replace the defective parts free of charge.
As of last week, Harley-Davidson said it had not received any reports of injuries relating to the defective parts.
Having a Defective Product Investigated by Our Atlantic City Motorcycle Accident Attorney
It is scary to think that these saddlebags could cause motorcycle accidents. Vehicle manufacturers, especially motorcycle companies, have a duty to make sure their products, including auto parts, are safe.
Keep in mind, motorcycle accidents can lead to devastating personal injuries for victims, as bikes weigh less than other vehicles on the road and offer less protection. Some of the most common injuries following motorcycle accidents include broken bones, severe burns, traumatic brain injuries and spinal cord injuries.
If your motorcycle has been recalled and you were involved in an injury accident, speak to our attorneys about pursuing litigation. You may have legal options to hold a manufacturer or another driver liable.
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