2020_0406: Challenger Recall

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  1. Baldhead_J

    Baldhead_J Gold Member
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    Jul 29, 2016
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    By: Sabrina Giacomini

    Low-mileage units pose a risk.
    Indian Motorcycle Company issued a recall on a number of Challenger baggers due to a possible engine output shafft issue.

    According to the information published by the NHTSA, that around one percent of 616 units of the new 2020 Indian Challenger could be affected by the problem. Here are the details of this recall.

    According to the defect notice, Indian mentions that on some Challengers, the engine output shaft bearing might not have been lubricated during assembly. This could potentially lead to the bearing malfunctioning and to a sudden decelaration which, in the most extreme cases, could cause a crash. According to Indian, should the vehicle present the flaw, it will do so at a very low mileage. The manufacturer explains that the motorcycles affected didn’t undergo a quality audit and were produced prior to the issue being flagged and fixed at the production level.

    Indian recommends to owners of a 2020 Challenger with fewer than 50 miles on the odometer not to use their motorcycle. They should make arrangements to have the bike towed to a local Indian dealer where the bearing will be properly lubricated and any required fixes will be performed. Both the service and the vehicle’s transportation will be performed free of charge for the owner.

    Owners of vehicles with more than 50 miles on the odometer can either submit an electronic form via a dedicated portal or they can have their dealer complete and send the form for them. No further action will be required of them. Internal reference number for this recall is I-20-20 and it began on April 3, 2020.

    Should they have any questions or concerns, owners of the model affected are invited to contact the Indian Motorcycle customer service at 1-877-204-3697 to have their VIN verified. The NHTSA also offers a safety hotline service that can be reached 1-888-327-4236.

    Source: NHTSA
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  2. NickJ

    NickJ Administrator
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    Jul 25, 2016
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    Just came here to post this exact thing.

    March 25, 2020 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 20V182000
    Output Shaft Bearing May Fail
    Engine output shaft bearing failure could cause a sudden loss of power, increasing the risk of a crash.

    NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V182000

    Manufacturer Indian Motorcycle Company

    Components ENGINE

    Potential Number of Units Affected 616


    Indian Motorcycle Company (Indian) is recalling certain 2020 Challenger motorcycles. The engine output shaft bearing may not have been sufficiently lubricated during assembly, possibly resulting in bearing failure at very low mileage.


    Indian will notify owners, and dealers will lubricate the output shaft bearings on motorcycles with less than 50 miles on the odometer, free of charge. Motorcycles with greater than 50 miles will not require a repair, and can either be inspected by a dealer, or the owner can self-report the odometer reading directly to Indian. The recall is expected to begin in April 2020. Owners may contact Indian customer service at 1-877-204-3697. Indian's number for this recall is I-20-02. Note: Owners with an odometer reading of less than 50 miles are advised to not operate their motorcycle until it is repaired.


    Owners may also contact 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.

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  3. Notaharley

    Notaharley Well-Known Member

    Dec 15, 2019
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    More "fake news" lol.

    I HATE how the media words things.

    Exactly how many is 1% of 616?

    Can you do the math?

    Why not just say "only 6 motorcycles are effected by a recall-- wow! "
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