Indian recalls 2,000 motorcycles for non-compliant headlight

  • Dealernews
  • Nov 09, 2017

WASHINGTON, DC – Indian is recalling more than 2,000 motorcycles from the 2017 and 2018 model years because they may be equipped with halogen headlights that fail to comply with U.S. safety standards, NHTSA announced.

Units designated for sale in the United States may have been equipped instead with E4 headlights for the European market during final assembly. “The E4 headlight has different photometric and marking requirements which must be inspected and, if necessary, replaced with the correct headlight,” NHTSA said.

Affected are the following models:

  • Indian Chief, Chief Classic, Chief Dark Horse and Chief Vintage
  • Indian Chieftain, Chieftain Classic, Chieftain Dark Horse, Chieftain Elite and Chieftain Limited
  • Indian Springfield and Springfield Dark Horse

Total number of vehicles involved: 2,096, and Indian estimates that 1 percent have the non-compliant part.

Indian said it is issuing a Service Bulletin to all of its Dealers with instructions to inspect and replace the headlight assembly as necessary, free of charge to the owner.

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