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June 27, 2003

Indian Motorcycle Has Recalled the 1999-2003 Indian Chief

(SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released the following information.

Models: Indian Chief Years: 1999-2003

Number Potentially Involved: 3,625

Dates of Manufacture: July 2000 – March 2003

Defect: On certain motorcycles, some windshields may have defective brackets. These windshields were included as standard equipment on these motorcycles and were sold as accessories for all other Chief models. The brackets that attach the windshield to the motorcycle are formed so that the mounting bolts are not flush with the bracket. This could place excessive stress on the bolts causing them to break. Broken mounting bolts could lead to the windshield coming loose and even falling off the bike, potentially striking the rider or otherwise causing the rider to lose control of the motorcycle and crash.

Remedy: Dealers will replace the brackets and bolts on the windshield. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification was expected to begin during early June 2003. Owners may contact Indian at 1-888-899-2997.

[NHTSA Recall No. 03V191].

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Did you know?
During 2001 there were over
1575 products recalled in the United
States for safety reasons!

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