Harley-Davidson Motorcycles Being Investigated for Sudden Brake Failure

Harley-Davidson Motorcycles Being Investigated for Sudden Brake Failure

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in the US has launched an investigation into Harley-Davidson after receiving 43 complaints of the braking system on the motorcycles failed without warning.

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The investigation involves 4.3 lakh bikes produced between 2008 and 2011

Riders complained over losing completing braking power without warning
The NHTSA is reviewing over 43 complaints, 3 crashes and 2 injuries

According to NHTSA’s report, riders complained of sudden brake failure without any warning. At least three crashes and two injuries were reported due to the sudden brake failure, while numerous riders mentioned in their complaints that major accidents were narrowly avoided.

Riders complained that the front brake hand lever or the rear brake foot pedal suddenly would not work. One complaint alleged that both brakes failed at the same time, resulting in a low-speed crash in a garage door.

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