Indian Motorcycle Recalls Certain 2014-2017 Models For Potential Fuel Leak

Indian Motorcycle is recalling 2014-2017 models for a potential fuel leak. Are concerned: Chief Classic, Chief Dark Horse, Vintage, Chieftan, Chieftan Dark Horse, Springfield and Roadmaster manufactured from April 15, 2013 to July 15, 2016. The very popular Scout and Scout Sixty are not affected. In the US, 23,746 motorcycles are recalled with more to be also recalled abroad.

The fuel rail may contact other components, causing the fuel rail to chaff and leak, and in presence of an ignition source this could create a fire. Indian is currently notifying all owners to have their dealer install a bracket that will limit the movement of the fuel rail. The fix is free of charge. You may contact Indian customer service at 1-877-204-369 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153),7. Indian’s number for this recall is I-16-03.

17 Responses to “Indian Motorcycle Recalls Certain 2014-2017 Models For Potential Fuel Leak”

  1. 1 rebel Dec 15th, 2016 at 11:25 am

    the upside of lower production, less to fix in case a lawyer buys one

  2. 2 JohnnySpeed Dec 15th, 2016 at 11:50 am

    Rebel – Who said anything about lawyers? This is just good business.

  3. 3 Boots Dec 15th, 2016 at 12:15 pm

    Hmmmmm, the perfect Indians having problems? Imagine that. I thought is was only Harley’s that had problems!!!

  4. 4 Woody's Dec 15th, 2016 at 12:32 pm

    “The popular Scout and Scout Sixty are not affected.” So, the other bikes are UNpopular? Just a gentle rib, but perhaps why some folks keep saying there’s a bias towards Polaris/Indian. Personally, I think any bike that is sold by the thousand is “popular”.

  5. 5 Jack Brady Dec 15th, 2016 at 12:58 pm

    Woody’s. What’s wrong with writing that the Scout is very popular? What’s your problem?

  6. 6 richards Dec 15th, 2016 at 2:18 pm

    Approx. four years of production…24,000 bikes being recalled…Sounds like units produced a year are about 6000. Adding in the scouts maybe another 3000 per year ????

  7. 7 P. Hamilton Dec 15th, 2016 at 2:58 pm

    Woody’s, I bet that Cyril knows Harley and Indian and others sales numbers better than you do.

  8. 8 Woody's Dec 15th, 2016 at 5:47 pm

    Folks have been jumped on for saying there was an Indian/Polaris bias here, and I found the wording interesting. That’s all.

  9. 9 Mark. Dec 15th, 2016 at 6:39 pm

    Sorry, i don’t get it. Reporting a massive recall by Indian is a favor made to Indian? Against Harley? Woody, you’re screwed ip.

  10. 10 Steve Carr Dec 16th, 2016 at 8:11 am


    if this does not directly effect a person as an owner, why would one care, or for that matter feel the need to even comment on this? Just a question/observation ……not an opinion.

    Steve Carr

  11. 11 JohnnySpeed Dec 16th, 2016 at 10:00 am

    Steve Carr – Why not comment? It’s an article posted on a popular motorcycle blog that encourages commenting. Plus, there’s a bit of a healthy rivalry between the Indian and Harley guys. People like to jab a bit, but I’m pretty sure everyone is supportive of another US motorcycle manufacturer. A bit of a rivalry is probably good for overall sales and product development for both companies. I love Harleys, but I look forward to Indian releasing a bike I want to ride. Even if it’s yet to happen!lol

  12. 12 Sam Dec 16th, 2016 at 11:20 am

    This is why I backed away from posting here. Petty arguments over nothing. Let people make their comments and move on. No need for this school yard bickering. Since mankind began to write; writings have been misconstrued and maligned. In other words please comment on the subject at hand rather than the comments themselves.

  13. 13 iPeg Dec 16th, 2016 at 3:01 pm

    Much drama. No Bueno.

    Build bridge -> get over bridge.

  14. 14 James just another crazy kiwi Dec 16th, 2016 at 3:12 pm

    It is kinda funny that there were so many negative comments about HD and their recalls the moment there is a Vindian everyone gets precious.
    Like I said along time ago corporatisms drive for ever greater profits causes all this, it does not matter who you are. Look at the once near perfect Toyota.
    It is all greed driven. But wait……. what if we put more robots in, that will fix it. But Wait what if there is no one left working to buy the greed inspried products………….

  15. 15 BobS Dec 16th, 2016 at 7:50 pm

    The reality is our machines today are more complicated and producers are expected to get ever more complicated ones to market at an ever more accelerated pace. My next car and my next bike will probably be subject to multiple recalls no matter what brand I buy.

  16. 16 Biggles Dec 16th, 2016 at 11:25 pm

    Only three recalls since a totally new motorcycle has been designed and built from the ground up. A lot of manufacturers would envy that record.

  17. 17 Martin Twofeather Jan 12th, 2017 at 4:58 pm

    Well looks like this recall was held up for alot of years,,,,

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