June 27, 2003
Indian Motorcycle Has Recalled the 1999-2003 Indian Chief
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released the
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].
Regarding Auto Recalls
Frequently SafetyAlerts will list
auto recalls before
your dealer will know about them. If you have a vehicle
affected by one of these posted recalls be sure and
write down the NHTSA
CAMPAIGN ID Number.
If your dealer doesn't know about the recall when you
check, ask them how they are notified of recalls and
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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