Key Points of the Indian Motorcycle
- Indian Motorcycle is recalling certain 2023 Challenger and Pursuit models due to an improperly assembled fuel line.
- The improperly assembled fuel line could result in an engine stall.
- Indian Motorcycle has not received any reports of crashes, injuries, or deaths related to this recall.
- The affected bikes have production dates between June 16, 2023, and June 26, 2023, for the Challengers, and between June 16, 2023, and June 29, 2023, for the Pursuit Dark Horse Icons with Premium Packages.
- The VIN range for the affected Challengers is between 56KLCBRR3P3420713 and 56KLCBRR8P3421033, and the VIN range for the affected Pursuits is between 56KLDFRR4P3420708 and 56KLDFRR5P3421138.
- Indian Motorcycle will notify its dealerships on or about August 22, 2023, and will notify registered owners of affected bikes about the recall on September 12, 2023.
- Authorized Indian Motorcycle dealers will replace the affected fuel lines at no cost to customers.
Indian Motorcycle Company
On August 18, 2023, the Indian Motorcycle Company submitted a safety recall report to the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) concerning certain 2023 Challenger and Pursuit models due to a fuel line problem. The issue stems from an improperly assembled fuel line provided by a supplier, which could lead to engine stalls in the affected bikes. This, in turn, heightens the potential for accidents.
Indian Motorcycle identified the problem during its end-of-line dynamometer audits for motorcycles in production. The investigation traced the issue to the incorrectly assembled fuel lines. The company promptly engaged with the supplier to rectify the situation and simultaneously took measures to isolate the bikes that might have used the faulty fuel lines that were still in its possession.
Despite the absence of any reported accidents, injuries, or fatalities related to this concern, Indian Motorcycle decided to issue a safety recall as a precautionary measure for potentially impacted bikes. On June 20, 2023, the company ceased the shipment of the affected motorcycles from its factory and will only recommence shipments after acquiring and installing the proper fuel lines.
Under the terms of this recall initiative, authorized Indian Motorcycle dealerships will carry out the replacement of the problematic fuel lines for customers, and all expenses will be covered. Additionally, those customers who previously bore the cost of replacing or servicing their vehicles due to this issue before the official recall announcement might be eligible for reimbursement, subject to proper documentation.
The company is set to inform its dealership network around August 22, 2023, about this safety recall, with registered owners of the affected motorcycles receiving notifications on September 12, 2023.
Owners can contact Indian Motorcycle customer service at 1-877-204-3697, while the NHTSA Vehicle Safety Hotline is reachable at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153). Further information can be found on the NHTSA website at www.nhtsa.gov. The recall is identified by Indian Motorcycle’s campaign number: I-23-06, and NHTSA’s campaign number: 23V-582.