Indian Motorcycle Company (Indian) is recalling certain model year 2014-2016 Chief Classic, Dark Horse, Chieftain, Roadmaster, Vintage and Chieftain Dark Horse motorcycles manufactured April 15, 2013, to June 16, 2015. In the event of an engine misfire, unburned fuel may pass through parts of the exhaust system, raising the exhaust temperatures.
Elevated exhaust temperatures may result in an increased risk of fire.
Indian will notify owners, and dealers will update the engine control module (ECM) software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in July 2016. Owners may contact Indian customer service at 1-877-204-3697. Indian’s number for this recall is I-16-02.
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
MANUFACTURER RECALL ACKNOWLEDGEMENT PDF: RCAK-16V446-3002
SAFETY DEFECT 573 NON-COMPLIANCE REPORT PDF: RCLRPT-16V446-2572
Report Receipt Date: JUN 17, 2016
NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V446000
Component(s): ELECTRICAL SYSTEM , ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Potential Number of Units Affected: 18,367
Vehicle Make Model Model Year(s)
- INDIAN CHIEF CLASSIC 2014-2016
- INDIAN CHIEFTAIN 2014-2016
- INDIAN CHIEFTAIN DARK HORSE 2014-2016
- INDIAN DARK HORSE 2014-2016
- INDIAN ROADMASTER 2014-2016
- INDIAN VINTAGE 2014-2016