Harley-Davidson Recalls Some 2013-2014 Breakout Motorcycles

hdbreakoutHarley-Davidson Motor Company, Inc. (Harley-Davidson) is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 Breakout and CVO Breakout motorcycles manufactured March 20, 2012, through March 10, 2014. 9102 models are affected. Suspension variances may affect the gas tank mounting angle causing the fuel level sensor to read inaccurately.

Consequence: the gauge inaccuracy may cause the motorcycle to run out of fuel unexpectedly, possibly even before the Low Fuel Warning lamp illuminates. The lack of fuel would cause the motorcycle to stall, increasing the risk of a crash. Remedy: Harley-Davidson will notify owners, and dealers will update the software to recalibrate the fuel level sensor signal, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in late April 2014. Owners may contact Harley-Davidson at 1-800-258-2464.

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11 Responses to “Harley-Davidson Recalls Some 2013-2014 Breakout Motorcycles”


  1. 1 Mr Dick Apr 30th, 2014 at 9:34 am

    Low fuel warning light. Know it well. Wife’s 1200 in the shop 4 times before being corrected. More crap from China, I would guess.

  2. 2 Rodent Apr 30th, 2014 at 9:38 am

    Crap from china is the new standard .

  3. 3 fuji Apr 30th, 2014 at 11:07 am

    Why blame the Chinese for inferior products. What happened to HD gold standard that one pays for and made in the USA.

  4. 4 fuji Apr 30th, 2014 at 11:23 am

    There should be a recall to add another disc brake to the front wheel. Panic stop forget it !

  5. 5 Pinhead Apr 30th, 2014 at 1:13 pm

    It looks like they are saying it is the angle of the fuel tank that is changing the float height not a faulty sending unit. Must be some cheap Chinese gas tank mounting angle they are using.
    brimbo brakes and ABS seem to be a pretty good combination.

  6. 6 Woody Apr 30th, 2014 at 1:27 pm

    Darn Chinese protractors 😉
    Seriously, large companies often get what they deserve from suppliers. Having worked for an AMERICAN company that supplied/supplies GM, it’s no surprise my Pontiac Solstice has 2 recalls waiting. Suppliers are constantly told to reduce costs (pricing) to the various companies, even coerced to cut another 2%-10% during valid existing contracts with threats of, “we’re tooling up for the new line soon, guess we need to look elsewhere” and, “what you planning on running after this body style is done?” wink wink. Really was no wonder the equipment I maintained got shipped to Mexico.

  7. 7 James just another Crazy Kiwi Apr 30th, 2014 at 3:29 pm

    This is a direct result of the recession, all companies even Toyota have been trying to keep their costs down causing many recalls.
    Don’t blame the Chines blame the western banks for shafting the western worker.
    We may have won the cold war but the Average Joe and Joette have been badly done by ever since

  8. 8 Big Red May 1st, 2014 at 12:28 pm

    Is Indian having these problems??

  9. 9 Woody May 1st, 2014 at 4:24 pm

    @ Big Red, I’d say the small relative amount of Indian bikes out there and how long they’ve been on the road make for such a small sample group that it’s too soon to say. That’d apply more to the Victory line IMHO, as they’ve got a much larger group of bikes/miles to set stats with. Is Victory having “these problems” ?

  10. 10 Woody May 3rd, 2014 at 9:35 am

    And to anwer my own question http://cyrilhuzeblog.com/2014/05/03/victory-recall-on-some-2014-2015-models-due-to-potential-crankcase-issue/ And no, I take no pleasure from either recall and I’m not a hater of any brand. (Well, maybe Suzuki…. 😉 )

  11. 11 Brett May 3rd, 2014 at 4:47 pm

    Big Red…I know Indian is having problem with things like their clutch being “clunky” when shifting in the low gears, the saddle bags lids are leather fading, windshield issues with it raising & lowering……all minor stuff, but it is adding up. May also be leading to bigger stuff once the bikes have been on the road longer..

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