More than 111,000 motorcycles have been included in the largest Harley recall in recent history. The Harley recall includes Harley-Davidson touring and custom motorcycles, as well as trikes manufactured between June, 2008 and November 2009.
This Harley recall occurred after the bike manufacturer crash-tested these models and found defects in the fuel tank mounts which could cause the tanks to leak and ignite upon a severe front-end collision.
The recalled Harley-Davidson bikes were shipped worldwide, and efforts by the company are being made to contact individual buyers. The Harley recall will require owners to bring bikes to an authorized Harley dealer to have proper brackets fitted to the fuel tank.
If you purchased a Harley motorcycle between June 6, 2008 and November 19, 2009, you should call your local dealership right away to determine if your bike one of the recalled motorcycles. All work will be done free-of-charge.
Harley Recall & Motorcycle Accidents
The good news about this Harley recall is that there is minimal chance of injury during normal use. However, if you or someone you love has been injured in motorcycle accident where the recalled motorcycle caught fire after impact, you may be able to file a Massachusetts defective product claim.
Because of the Harley recall, you may be able to seek personal injury damages under product liability law. If you sustained injuries, a Massachusetts personal injury claim would be used to collect compensation to cover your medical expenses and property damage costs.
Your attorney may look for a settlement or award based on the defects inherent in the recalled motorcycle. A Massachusetts motorcycle accident attorney can talk to you about your options if you have suffered injuries as the result of a Harley crash. It’s worth nothing that if you were injured before you received the recalled motorcycle notification, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and other damages.
It is critical that an attorney be called right away so they can preserve the damages of the recalled motorcycle as crucial evidence in your case. The Massachusetts motorcycle accident attorney you contact must also be familiar with issues of product liability and what to do when a recalled vehicle factored into the crash and injuries.