Harley-Davidson recalls 48,000 bikes

Faulty fuel filter shell affects 2008 FL models

By Motorcycle.Com Staff, Aug. 22, 2008
Harley-Davidson is recalling nearly 48,000 motorcycles due to a fault in the fuel filter.

The recall affects several 2008 FL touring models including the Road King, Road Glide, Street Glide and Electra Glide families of motorcycles.

The models affected include the FLHP, FLHPE, FLHR, FLHRC, FLHRSE4, FLHT, FLHTC, FLHTCU, FLHTCUSE3, FLHTP, FLHX and FLTR.

According to a recall notice issued by the Owners of 2008 FL family motorcycles such as the FLTR Road Glide should check with their dealers for a replacement fuel fitler shell.National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the fuel filter shell on these motorcycles may experience cracking, leading to a loss of fuel pressure. A drop in fuel pressure can affect the machine’s performance and in some cases could cause the engine to stall or fail to start.

Harley-Davidson dealers will replace the fuel filter shell at no charge. Owners of the affected motorcycles are asked to contact Harley-Davidson for more information. An estimated 47,579 could be affected by the recall.