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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NHTSA 05-98
March 15, 1999 Contact: Tim Hurd

Tel. No. (202) 366-9550

NHTSA PUBLISHES LIST OF JANUARY, 1999 RECALLS

Harley-Davidson Motor Company
Models:
Harley Davidson FLHT Year: 1999
Harley Davidson FLHTC Year: 1999
Harley Davidson FLHTCUI Year: 1999
Harley Davidson FLHTCI Year: 1999
Harley Davidson FLHTPI Year: 1999
Harley Davidson FLTR Year: 1999
Harley Davidson FLTRI Year: 1999
Harley Davidson FLHR Year: 1999
Harley Davidson FLHPI Year: 1999
Harley Davidson FLHP Year: 1999
Harley Davidson FLHRCI Year: 1999
Harley Davidson FXDL Year: 1999
Harley Davidson FXDWG Year: 1999
Harley Davidson FXDS CONV Year: 1999
Harley Davidson FXD Year: 1999
Harley Davidson FXDX Year: 1999

Number Involved: 14,211
Dates of Manufacture:  February 1998 - January 1999
Defect:  On certain motorcycles, the engine cam bolt can lose its clamp load or break. This can cause the engine to quit running with or without warning. In some instances, the engine could run erratically before quitting.

Remedy: Dealers will replace the engine cam bolts and washers. Owner notification began Jan. 27, 1999. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Harley-Davidson at 1-414-342-4680.

[NHTSA Recall No. 99V003/Harley-Davidson Recall No. 095]

NHTSA said it is publicizing the recalls to alert consumers about safety problems and encourages them to take action. Under federal law, safety problems must be remedied without cost to consumers. Currently, 70 percent of the owners of vehicles with safety problems have the recall work performed.

NHTSA said manufacturers are required to mail a recall notice to all purchasers, owners and dealers when a safety defect or noncompliance with federal safety standards is found. The agency urges owners to wait until they receive notification from the manufacturer before contacting their dealers to schedule the repair work. Not all vehicles of a particular make and model may be subject to the recall.