May 8, 2003
Indian Has Recalled the 2002-2003 Chief and Vintage Chief
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released the
Make : INDIAN Model : CHIEF Year : 2002-2003
Make : INDIAN Model : CHIEF VINTAGE Year : 2002-2003
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 03V173000
Component: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 1979
ON CERTAIN MOTORCYCLES, DUE TO THE POSITIONING OF THE GAS TANK VENT TUBE,
THE VENT TUBE CAN BECOME CLOGGED WITH DEBRIS, PARTICULARLY IN WET WEATHER.
VENT TUBE CLOGGING CAN CAUSE INTERRUPTION OF FUEL FLOW TO THE CARBURETOR,
CAUSING THE MOTORCYCLE TO STOP. A CLOGGED VENT TUBE MAY ALSO CAUSE PRESSURE
TO BUILD UP IN THE GAS TANK AND PUSH A SMALL AMOUNT OF GAS OUT OF THE FUEL
FILLER CAP SEAL.
FUEL LEAKAGE IN THE PRESENT OF AN IGNITION SOURCE CAN RESULT IN A FIRE.
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE CURRENT VENT TUBE WITH A LONGER TUBE REPOSITIONED
TO PREVENT CLOGGING. OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING MAY
2003. 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 MOTORCYCLE AT 1-888-899-2997.
Regarding Auto Recalls
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auto recalls before
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affected by one of these posted recalls be sure and
write down the NHTSA
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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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