The motorcycles affected by the recall are the Chief Classic, Chief Dark Horse, Vintage, Chieftan, Chieftan Dark Horse, Roadmaster and Springfield models. Specifically, these are bikes that were manufactured between April 2013 and July 2016.
The problem stems from a fuel rail that may come in contact with other motorcycle parts and cause a leak. The leak could then cause a fire. So far there are no reported injuries due to this problem, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is the second recall for the Indian brand after 18,000 were recalled earlier this summer due to an ignition problem that also caused a fire risk.
This is not the first recall or problem faced by the troubled company behind these bikes. Polaris Industries has taken a financial hit on the stock market after several other recalls over the past year or two. The company’s RZR side-by-side ATV has been a popular choice for the off-road crowd, but it has suffered from repeated recalls due to fire risks. The company’s Ranger ATVs and Slingshot motorcycle also had fire risk problems that led to recalls.
The result for the company has been lower sales and its stock price has lagged.
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