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  • Image Credit: Harley-Davidson
  • Image Credit: Harley-Davidson
  • Image Credit: Harley-Davidson
  • Image Credit: Harley-Davidson
  • Image Credit: Harley-Davidson
  • Image Credit: Harley-Davidson
Harley-Davidson's entry-level, urban oriented Street XG cruiser is being recalled for a fuel pump issue. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration bulletin says that 10,580 total units of the Street 500 and Street 750 built from the beginning of 2014 to June 24, 2015 suffer from poor sealing at the pump inlet. The flaw can briefly interrupt the fuel supply, leading to a short loss of power followed by "abrupt restoration of power," which is one of the last things you want on a motorcycle.

The recall has already begun. Harley-Davidson will notify owners who can have their dealers replace the fuel pump free of charge. The notice from the NHTSA is below.

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Report Receipt Date: JUL 29, 2015
NHTSA Campaign Number: 15V474000
Component(s): FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
Potential Number of Units Affected: 10,580
Manufacturer: Harley-Davidson Motor Company

SUMMARY:
Harley-Davidson Motor Company (Harley-Davidson) is recalling certain model year 2015 XG500 motorcycles manufactured January 20, 2014, to June 24, 2015, and XG750 motorcycles manufactured May 12, 2014, to June 24, 2015. The fuel pump modules on these motorcycles have a poor seal at the fuel pump inlet.

CONSEQUENCE:
If there is a poor seal at the fuel pump inlet it can cause interruption to the fuel supply, possibly causing a brief hesitation with the abrupt restoration of power. This abrupt restoration of power can lead to loss of control, increasing the risk of a crash.

REMEDY:
Harley-Davidson will notify owners, and dealers will install a new fuel pump assembly, free of charge. The recall began on August 21, 2015. Owners may contact Harley-Davidson customer service at 1-414-343-4056. Harley-Davidson's number for this recall is 0167.

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.

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