August 23, 2002
Indian Motorcycle Company Has Recalled the 2001
Indian Spirit and Scout Centennial
- Indian Motorcycle Company Has Recalled the 2001 Indian Spirit and
Scout Centennial because of a potential problem with the the front axle.
Number Involved: 1,189
Dates of Manufacture: October 2000 ? July 2001
Defect: The pinch bolts that clamp the front forks to the axle on certain
motorcycles may be ¼-inch bolts or 5/16-inch bolts made of stainless steel.
In both cases, these bolts may not be of sufficient strength to clamp the
front fork to the axle tightly enough to prevent axle rotation. If the axle
is allowed to rotate, the axle could come out of the right front fork,
collapsing the front end.
Remedy: Dealers will inspect the front forks to determine whether the pinch
bolts are ¼-inch or 5/16-inch bolts made of stainless steel. If the forks
are clamped with ¼-inch bolts, the dealer will replace the forks with forks
designed for use with 5/16-inch bolts. If the forks are clamped with
5/16-inch stainless steel pinch bolts, the dealer will replace the bolts
with 5/16-inch bolts made of zinc plated steel. The manufacturer has
reported that owner notification is expected to begin during August 2002.
Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should
contact Indian at 1-408-846-7228. [NHTSA Recall No. 02V176].
Regarding Auto Recalls
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If your dealer doesn't know about the recall when you
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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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