PhotoIndian Motorcycle Company is recalling 52,745 model year 2014-2019 Chief, Chieftain, Roadmaster and Springfield motorcycles.

The gear position switch contacts may oxidize, causing the gear position display to inaccurately show that the motorcycle is in neutral when it is actually in gear.

If the transmission is not in neutral when the motorcycle is started, the motorcycle may move unexpectedly, increasing the risk of a crash.

What to do

Indian will notify owners, and -- as an interim repair -- dealers will clean the gear position switch. The switch will be replaced, once parts are available, currently expected to be in the first few months of 2020. These repairs will be performed free of charge.

Interim letters notifying owners of the safety risk will be mailed November 19, 2019.

Owners may contact Indian customer service at (877) 204-3697. Indian's number for this recall is I-19-03.

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