Nov 1, 2018

Harley-Davidson recalls nearly 178,000 bikes for faulty clutches

Front end of a harley davidson bike.

Photo: Mikhail Tereshchenko\TASS via Getty Images.

Harley-Davidson is issuing a recall on nearly 178,000 motorcycles in the U.S. because the bikes have a clutch problem causing them to get stuck in gear, the Associated Press reports.

The details: The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration posted documents detailing how the clutches can leak fluid internally, "making it so the clutch doesn’t have enough lift to disengage the bikes from gears." Riders may lose control and increase their chances of crashing. Affected models include ones built in 2017 and 2018. See models affected here.

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