2019 INDIAN CHIEFTAIN - EXTERIOR LIGHTING:TAIL LIGHTS
Indian Motorcycle Company (Indian) is recalling certain 2019 Chieftain motorcycles. The tail lights may be too bright, exceeding the maximum light output allowed. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 108, "Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment."
HazardDue to increased brightness, other drivers may have difficulties discerning the brake light from the tail light, and thus may be unaware that the motorcycle is braking, thereby increasing the risk of a crash.
Consumer ActionIndian will notify owners, and dealers will update the engine control module software to correct the rear tail light's intensity, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in September 2019. Owners may contact Indian customer service at 1-877-204-3697. Indian's number for this recall is I-19-04.