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Clutch issues behind 22K Harley recall
Harley-Davidson Motor Company is recalling more than 22,000 motorcycles due to issues with their clutch. In one recall, 19,597 certain model year 2014 FLHTCU, FLHTK, FLHTP, FLHX, FLHXS, FLHTKSE and FLHRSE motorcycles because the clutch master cylinder may allow air into the clutch system. What's more, the motorcycles may have an incorrect clutch release plate. Either condition may prevent the clutch from disengaging, making it difficult for the rider to slow or stop, increasing the risk of a crash. The recall No. is 0153. In the second similar recall, 2,886 recalling certain model year 2014 FLHTCUTG, FXSBE, and FLSTNSE motorcycles because they may have been assembled with an incorrect clutch release plate. Like the previously mentioned recall, this error mean the clutch may not be able to disengage, making it difficult for riders to slow or stop, increasing the risk of injury. The recall No. is 0154. Both recalls began in October. For information, call Harley-Davidson at 1-800-258-2464. Learn more about this and other recalls from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.