Indian Motorcycle Recall to Correct Brake-Light Fault

MEDINA, Minn. – Indian Motorcycle Company is recalling certain 2020 model year Indian Scout Bobber Sixty motorcycles which might have a non-operative rear-brake light following a reprogramming of its electronic-control unit (ECU).

In addition, the 177 motorcycles covered in the recall (with approximately two percent affected by the issue) might also have the ECU shutdown after said reprogramming.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Part 573 Safety Recall Report 21V-681, the reprogramming or reflash of the ECU may result in the incorrect loading of “memory objects” into the ECU because the incorrect memory objects were initially loaded into the Indian dealer service-tool database from which the reflash was performed.

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The lack of a properly functioning rear-brake light might increase the risk of a crash, according to the NHTSA report. Indian Motorcycle has not had any reports of a crash related to this issue.

Dealers and owners are scheduled to be notified beginning Sept. 17. Upon notification, owners are requested to check if their rear-brake light is functioning. If it is not, they are further requested to stop riding and transport the motorcycle to the dealership for (free) repair.

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.