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May 21, 2002

Indian Motorcycle Has Recalled The 1999 Indian Chief

(SafetyAlerts) -  Indian Motorcycle Has Recalled The 1999 Indian Chief because suspension may collapse.

Number of Units Affected: 4590

Manufactured: 06/1999 - 10/2000

Defect Summary:
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: MOTORCYCLES EQUIPPED WITH REAR SHOCK ABSORBERS MADE BY SWAY-A-WAY. THE BOLTS THAT MOUNT THE REAR SHOCK ABSORBERS TO THE SWING ARM COULD BREAK.

Consequence Summary:
THIS COULD RESULT IN THE COLLAPSE OF THE REAR SUSPENSION, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Corrective Summary:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE REAR SHOCK ABSORBERS AND REPLACE THEM IF NECESSARY. OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING MAY 2002. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT INDIAN AT 1-408-846-7228.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 02V124000
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when the next update is due.

Did you know?
During 2001 there were over
1575 products recalled in the United
States for safety reasons!

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