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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NHTSA 80-98
Contact: Tim Hurd


Tel. No. (202) 366-9550

Harley-Davidson Motor Company

Models:

Harley Davidson FLHS Years: 1994-1998
Harley Davidson FLHT Years: 1994-1998
Harley Davidson FLHTC Years: 1994-1998
Harley Davidson FLHTCI Years: 1994-1998
Harley Davidson FLHTCU Years: 1994-1998
Harley Davidson FLHTCUI Years: 1994-1998
Harley Davidson FLHTP Years: 1994-1998
Harley Davidson FLHTPI Years: 1994-1998
Harley Davidson FLTC Years: 1994-1998
Harley Davidson FLTCUI Years: 1994-1998
Harley Davidson FLTR Years: 1994-1998
Harley Davidson FLTRI Years: 1994-1998
Harley Davidson FLTCU Years: 1994-1998


Number Involved: 55,013
Dates of Manufacture: April 1993 - June 1998
NHTSA Recall No.: 98V158
Vehicle Description:
Description of Defect: A loss of electrical power through the ignition switch can occur due to excessive current and other factors. This condition can cause the engine to fail to start, operate erratically, or stall.
Remedy: Dealers will replace the ignition switch/circuit breaker and install a relay kit.
Owner Notification: Owner notification began July 20, 1998. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Harley-Davidson at 1-414-342-4680.

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.