NHTSA investigates braking problem in Harley-Davidson motorcycles

Posted on Friday, July 8th, 2016 at 6:35 pm    

An investigation was launched on July 6 by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in response to complaints that the braking system of some models of Harley-Davidson motorcycles could fail during use.

The Office of Defects Investigation (ODI) reported that the NHTSA received 43 complaints saying the “ABS module” in the 2008-2011 Harley-Davidson motorcycles may not work. The brake fluid is liable to contamination by moisture, which can cause sudden brake failure. At least three crashes and two injuries are associated with the braking problem, according to the ODI. The investigation could affect 430,000 motorcycles. The NHTSA said that while some motorcycle owners fail to change their brake fluid every two years, an investigation is still warranted to find out why the sudden brake loss is taking place.

Motorcyclists, unfortunately, are often left permanently disabled when they are involved in accidents. If you were the victim of a motorcycle accident, an Oklahoma attorney at the Abel Law Firm could help you receive financial compensation from negligent parties. Speak with our legal team today by calling (405) 239-7046 to find out how we may work on your behalf.

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