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SafetyAlerts
August 8, 2003

Indian Has Recalled the 2001-2003 Scout and Spirit

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


Make : INDIAN Model : SCOUT Year : 2001

Make : INDIAN Model : SCOUT Year : 2002

Make : INDIAN Model : SCOUT Year : 2003

Make : INDIAN Model : SPIRIT Year : 2001

Make : INDIAN Model : SPIRIT Year : 2002

Make : INDIAN Model : SPIRIT Year : 2003

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 03V286000

Component: STRUCTURE

Potential Number Of Units Affected : 6570

Summary:
ON CERTAIN MOTORCYCLES, THE WELD ATTACHING THE FENDER MOUNT TO THE FRONT FORK MAY CRACK AND BREAK.

Consequence:
THIS COULD CAUSE THE FENDER MOUNT TO FAIL RESULTING IN THE FENDER COMING INTO CONTACT WITH THE WHEEL, RESULTING IN THE RIDER TO LOSE CONTROL OF THE MOTORCYCLE, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Remedy:
DEALERS WILL BOLT A BRACKET ONTO EACH FRONT FORK. THIS BRACKET WILL HOLD THE FENDER MOUNT IN PLACE EVEN IF THE WELD FAILS. OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING AUGUST 2003. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT INDIAN AT 1-888-899-2997.

Notes:
CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATIONS AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).

Important Note 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!

How many did you hear about?

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