Harley-Davidson, on Monday said it was attracting more than 308,000 motorcycles due to problems with the rear brake light switch.
In his report to the Securities and Exchange Commission (Capital Markets Board Pengwas) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (National Highway Traffic Safety Agency), Harley says, involves the withdrawal of Touring model motorcycles, CVO Touring and Trike are made between June 6, 2008 to 16 September 2011.
Harley said, excessive heat can cause damage to switch into the brake lights do not turn on at the right time.
He also said that these problems can cause brake fluid to leak, “affecting rear brake performance.”
“This condition may increase the risk of accidents.”
About 250,000 of the bikes are in the United States and 50,000 in other countries, he said.
Harley said the voluntary withdrawal will cost 10 to 12 million U.S. dollars, which will be incorporated into the fourth quarter balance sheet.