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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NHTSA 80-98
October, 1998 Contact: Tim Hurd
MISC. EQUIPMENT

Tel. No. (202) 366-9550

Harley-Davidson Motor Company, Inc.

Models: Horn Cover

Number Involved: 598

Dates of Manufacture: July - August 1998

Defect: Custom horn covers for use on 1992-1998 motorcycles, not including XL 883 models. Abrasion leading to possible fuel leakage can occur between the fuel line and the accessory custom horn cover. Fuel leakage in the presence of an ignition source can result in a fire.

Remedy: Dealers will remove the accessory custom horn cover and replace it with the original equipment horn cover. If the original horn cover is not longer available, it will be replaced. The fuel line will also be inspected and replaced, if necessary. Owners will be reimbursed for the cost of the accessory custom horn cover. Owner notification began Oct. 20, 1998. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Harley-Davidson at 1-414-342-4680. [NHTSA Recall No. 98E033/Harley-Davidson Recall No. 093]

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.