Harley-Davidson is recalling almost 60,000 of its motorcycles worldwide after reports of a faulty oil line.
It is thought the oil line on a wide range of models could possibly come loose, spewing oil into the path of the rear tire – leading the motorcycle company to issue a “voluntary recall”.
The recall covers the following models, built from July 2 through May 9 – 2017 Electra Glide Ultra Classic, Police Electra Glide, Police Road King, Road King, Road King Special, Street Glide, Street Glide Special, Road Glide and Road Glide Special motorcycles.
The Milwaukee-based company believe a clamp on the engine oil cooler line may not have been installed correctly as there have been many reports of oil lines coming off.
So far the fault has caused two crashes and one minor injury.
All bikes will be inspected free of charge and the recall will begin on Tuesday June 6.
“This is a voluntary recall in the interest of customer safety,” Harley said in a statement.
This is not the first time the Harley manufacturing has come under fire for faulty products.
Earlier this year Harley Davidson were forced to shut down their factory in Pennsylvania due to “a critical malfunction of a clutch assembly.”
In a separate case, last summer federal regulators were investigating complaints from Harley Davidson owners who said their motorcycles breaks were failing without warning.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) claimed the investigation covered a staggering 4,30,000 bikes made between 2008 and 2011.
It appeared the problems were coming from bikes with the anti-lock breaking system.
Riders reported that the breaks did not work and regulators received 43 complaints after three reports of accidents and two reports of injuries.
However regulators said it was possible that some riders who witnessed break failure did not change the break fluid every two years as recommended by Harley.
Owners who believe they are affected by the most recent recall should contact their Harley-Davidson dealer.