Harley-Davidson recalls 2012-13 V-Rods for license plate bracket fix

Publish Date: 
Oct 29, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Harley-Davidson is recalling all model-year 2012 and certain 2013 VRSCDX motorcycles to repair a potential problem with the license plate bracket. 

"The license plate bracket assembly's mounting screws may loosen and the assembly may separate from the rear fender," said the National Highway Transportation Safety Commission (NHTSA). "This condition may lead to contact with the rear tire, which could cause the license plate bracket to rotate, possibly damaging the rear brake line.

"If the license plate bracket contact with the rear brake line remains undetected, it may affect rear brake performance, increasing the risk of a crash," NHTSA reported.

The recall (No. 12V503000; Harley-Davidson Recall 0148) potentially effects 2,798 vehicles. The Motor Co. will notify owners starting on Nov. 5. Dealers are asked to inspect and repair any affected bikes free of charge.

Posted by Mary Slepicka