Harley takes another hit in the form of a dangerous recall Photo by: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images
David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images

The beginning of 2018 isn’t shaping up to be so great for motorcycle giant Harley Davidson.

The legendary American manufacturer has reported declining sales and now to add insult to injury they’ve announced a massive recall that could potentially affect 174,636 motorcycles, according to

The recall may sound like a large number, but it will actually only pertain to one-percent of the bikes, according to estimates. While it’s only one-percent, nearly 175,000 recalled motorcycles is nothing to sneeze at.

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If the brake fluid in the motorcycles isn’t changed every two years in accordance with the owners manual, a deposit can start to form on the brake components, according to a recall notice from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

Some of the signs of the defect can be front brake levers or rear brake pedals feeling hard to push or pull. Owners can bring their motorcycles to any Harley Davidson dealer and have the entire brake system flushed free of charge.

A full list of motorcycles involved in the recall can be found here.

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