Harley-Davidson Recalling 200K Bikes for Faulty Brake Lights

MILWAUKEE – Harley-Davidson has agreed to recall nearly 200,000 model-year 2019-2022 Trike, CVO Trike, Touring and CVO Touring machines due to the brake lights remaining illuminated regardless whether the brakes are being activated or not.

The recall population covers 31,554 MY 2019 – 2022 Trike and CVO Trike motorcycles as well as 167,795 MY 2020 – 2022 Touring and CVO Touring motorcycles that were manufactured with software that determines if/when the brake lamp(s) should be illuminated.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Part 573 Safety Recall Report 22V-781, this condition violates federal regulations as well as a safety risk of: “If the brake lamp(s) remain on, this may increase the risk of a rear end collision by a following vehicle.”

The remedy consists of recalibrating the software on Touring and CVO Touring motorcycles, while updated software and installation of a new pressure switch will address this condition on Trike and CVO Trike models.

According to NHTSA, Harley-Davidson dealers have already been notified as to the recall. Owner notification began last week and all owners should be notified by Nov. 2nd.

Mike Geylin
Mike Geylin

Mike Geylin is the Editor-in-Chief at Hagman Media. Geylin has been in automotive communications for five decades working in all aspects of the industry from OEM to supplier to motorsports as well as reporting for both newspapers and magazines on the industry.