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Heard of the Harley Davidson ABS recall?

Your Harley may be one of the many models that have been recalled.

Harley Davidson ABS recall campaign has included thousands of motorbikes since the defect has been discovered.

You can check with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for the recalled models.


Why Is Harley Recalling Some Models?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration warned, “Brakes may fail due to not flushing the brake fluid,” back in 2018. Essentially, it means that the hydraulic valves in the ABS become blocked because the fluid builds up inside it. This eventually leads to malfunctioning in the brake system.

If no action is taken for a prolonged period of time, the braking fluid solidifies up inside the valve and ultimately leads to complete failure of the brakes.

You should keep in mind that all CVO Touring, touring, and VSRC motorcycles that were manufactured between 2008 and 2011 and equipped with the anti-lock braking system are recalled. In other words, over 30 models were recalled.  You can check to see if you Harley has been recalled:   Harley Davidson Recall Information

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Anyone who gets behind the wheel of a vehicle assumes a duty to those with whom they share the road. This duty requires that the motorist exercise reasonable care when operating their vehicle, in addition to obeying all traffic laws and posted signs.No matter which type of vehicle a motorist chooses, there is always the risk that another driver will negligently cause an accident. However, riding a motorcycle presents unique risks that other vehicles do not. Indeed, each year, there are about 1,200 Alabama motorcycle accidents, resulting in roughly 75 fatalities.

The fact that a motorcyclist is more likely to be seriously injured or killed if they are involved in an accident does not limit the liability of the person responsible for causing the accident. Thus, a motorist cannot rely on the fact that the person they hit chose to ride a motorcycle – rather than a car or a truck – as a defense. Of course, a defendant in a personal injury case is still free to claim that the plaintiff was partially at fault for causing the accident.

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