Indian Chief Gear Position Sensor Recall

Indian Motorcycle Company (Indian) is recalling certain 2014-2019 Chief, Chieftain, Roadmaster, and Springfield motorcycles. The gear position sensor contacts may oxidize, causing the gear position display to inaccurately show that the motorcycle is in neutral when it is actually in gear.

CONSEQUENCE:

If the transmission is not in neutral when the motorcycle is started, the motorcycle may move unexpectedly, increasing the risk of a crash from a malfunctioning gear position sensor.

REMEDY:

Indian will notify owners, and as an interim repair, dealers will clean the gear position sensor. The switch will be replaced, once parts are available, currently expected to be in the first few months of 2020. These repairs will be performed free of charge. Owners may contact Indian customer service at 1-877-204-3697. Indian’s number for this recall is I-19-03.

NOTES:

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-19V776-3830

DEALER STOP SALE NOTICE & TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: RCRIT-19V776-8150

SERVICE ADVISORY AND REMOVAL/INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS: RMISC-19V776-3838

Report Receipt Date: OCT 29, 2019
NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V776000
Component(s): ELECTRICAL SYSTEM , POWER TRAIN
Potential Number of Units Affected: 52,745

Vehicle Make Model Year(s)
  • INDIAN CHIEF 2014-2019
  • INDIAN CHIEFTAIN 2014-2019
  • INDIAN ROADMASTER 2014-2019
  • INDIAN SPRINGFIELD 2014-2019

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