2004 HARLEY DAVIDSON SOFTAIL

09/30/2004

NHTSA Campaign Number: 04V465000 
Vehicle/Equipment Make: HARLEY DAVIDSON 
Vehicle/Equipment Model: SOFTAIL 
Model year: 2004 
Mfg Campaign Number:  
Mfg Component Desc: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY 
Mfg Involved in Recall: HARLEY-DAVIDSON MOTOR COMPANY
Manufacturing dates: 06-22-04 through 07-29-04 
Type of report: (V) Vehicle 
Potential # of Units Affected: 2,828 
Date Owner Notified by Mfg: 04-05-05 
Recall Initiated By: MFR 
Kind regards Responsible for Recall: HARLEY-DAVIDSON MOTOR COMPANY 
Report Received Date: 09-04-04 
Record Creation Date: 09-04-04 
Regulation Part Number:  
FMVSS number:  
Defect Summary: ON CERTAIN MOTORCYCLES, A CONDITION OCCURS THAT COULD ALLOW PRESSURE TO BUILD UP IN THE FUEL TANK. ON FUEL INJECTED VEHICLES, THIS CONDITION COULD CAUSE FUEL TO SPRAY OUT UNEXPECTEDLY WHEN THE FUEL CAP IS REMOVED. ON CARBURETED VEHICLES, EXCESSIVE FUEL COULD BE TRANSFERRED TO THE CARBURETOR, WHICH WOULD EVENTUALLY ALLOW FUEL TO DRIP FROM THE AIR CLEANER.  
Consequence summary: THESE SITUATIONS COULD CAUSE SERIOUS PERSONAL INJURY OR CREATE A FIRE HAZARD FOR PERSONS OR PROPERTY ON OR NEAR THE MOTORCYCLE.  
Corrective Summary: DEALERS WILL TEST EACH CANISTER FOR BLOCKAGE, THEN REPLACE AS NECESSARY. THE RECALL BEGAN NOVEMBER 4, 2004. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT HARLEY-DAVIDSON AT 1-414-343-4056.  

 

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