NHTSA Probes Harley-Davidson Bikes Over Brake Failures

Law360, New York (July 8, 2016, 2:03 PM EDT) -- The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has launched an investigation that covers about 430,000 Harley-Davidson Inc. motorcycles with anti-lock braking systems after receiving dozens of consumer complaints about the brakes allegedly failing suddenly and without warning, leading to at least two injuries, the agency said.

The investigation, opened on Wednesday, stems from 43 complaints about model year 2008 to 2011 Harley-Davidson motorcycles with braking systems that allegedly fail without warning, causing riders to apply the front brake hand lever or rear brake foot pedal to no avail, according to the agency. 

Although typically only the front or the rear brake is...

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