Harley-Davidson (Harley) has recalled certain 2016 to 2019 Harley Street 500, Street 750 and Street 750A motorcycles due to potential brake caliper Corrosion.  Harley says that the brake calipers may corrode internally after exposure to certain driving environments. Specifically, they say bikes are subject to failure in coastal regions or when exposed to road salt.  When subjected to these conditions, the corrosion may result in increased brake drag.

This recall potentially affects a total of 12,871 motorcycles in accordance with the chart below:

HARLEY-DAVIDSON XG500 2016 – 2019
HARLEY-DAVIDSON XG750 2016 – 2019
HARLEY-DAVIDSON XG750A 2017 – 2019

Harley has already sent an initial notice to owners and dealers of affected machines.  Harley will remedy the issue by installing new front and rear brake calipers free of charge.  Replacement parts are not yet available and Harley will notify owners and dealers when the necessary parts have been received and are available for installation.

For additional information, owners may contact Harley customer service at 1-800-258-4236.  Harley’s number for this recall is 0174.  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 www.safercar.gov.

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