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Author Topic: 2017-18 model year recall - wrong headlight  (Read 146 times)

Offline ThreeChiefs

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2017-18 model year recall - wrong headlight
« on: November 13, 2017, 11:35:28 AM »
Seems the headlight supplier mis-labeled them and sent European spec headlights instead of American spec.

NHTSA Recall ID Number:17V682 Manufacturer:Indian Motorcycle CompanySubject: Incorrect Headlight Installed/FMVSS 108

Make   Model   Model Years
INDIAN   CHIEF   2017-2018
INDIAN   CHIEF CLASSIC   2017-2018
INDIAN   CHIEF DARK HORSE   2017-2018
INDIAN   CHIEF VINTAGE   2017-2018
INDIAN   CHIEFTAIN   2017-2018
INDIAN   CHIEFTAIN CLASSIC   2017-2018
INDIAN   CHIEFTAIN DARK HORSE   2017-2018
INDIAN   CHIEFTAIN ELITE   2017-2018
INDIAN   CHIEFTAIN LIMITED   2017-2018
INDIAN   SPRINGFIELD   2017-2018
INDIAN   SPRINGFIELD DARK HORSE   2017-2018



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Offline Senior Chief Vintage

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Re: 2017-18 model year recall - wrong headlight
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2017, 08:49:04 AM »
According to some people in the know, it's a better light. Just not approved here by DOT. Kinda like when we put in a different light than stock!
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Offline ltbiker

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Re: 2017-18 model year recall - wrong headlight
« Reply #2 on: Today at 03:08:53 AM »
Had my '17 Springfield inspected today by dealer; mine has the correct headlight.  Tech said there was only about a 2-month period this year (Feb - April) where the Euro-spec light may have been used.  He also confirmed what the above poster noted; the Euro one is much brighter.
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