10/22/1996 – 1997 HARLEY DAVIDSON SOFTAIL – Fuel system, gasoline

 

 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 96V204000 
Vehicle/Equipment Make: HARLEY DAVIDSON 
Vehicle/Equipment Model: SOFTAIL 
Model year: 1997 
Mfg Campaign Number:  
Mfg Component Desc: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM 
Mfg Involved in Recall: HARLEY-DAVIDSON MOTOR COMPANY
Manufacturing dates: 07-01-93 through 09-30-96 
Type of report: (V) Vehicle 
Potential # of Units Affected: 176,515 
Date Owner Notified by Mfg: 10-96-96 
Recall Initiated By: MFR 
Kind regards Responsible for Recall: HARLEY-DAVIDSON MOTOR CO. 
Report Received Date: 10-96-96 
Record Creation Date: 10-96-96 
Regulation Part Number:  
FMVSS number:  
Defect Summary: THE EFFECTS OF REFORMULATED GASOLINE ALONG WITH CERTAIN USAGE OF THE FUEL SUPPLY VALVE AFFECTS THE SUPPLY OF GASOLINE TO THE CARBURETOR. THIS CONDITION REQUIRES TWO FACTORS: (1) THE USE OF REFORMULATED FUELS CONTAINING MBTE AND (2) STARTING THE MOTORCYCLE WITH THE FUEL VALVE HANDLE IN THE OFF POSITION.  
Consequence summary: THIS CONDITION CAN CAUSE THE FUEL FLOW TO BE UNPREDICTABLE THUS CAUSING THE ENGINE TO SHUT DOWN INCREASING THE RISK OF A MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT. 
Corrective Summary: DEALERS THE REPLACE THE DIAPHRAGM IN THE FUEL VALVE. 
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