I-22-06 Fuel Pump May Fail – 2021-2022 Indian Motorcycles

November 11, 2022 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 22V837000

Fuel Pump May Fail

Fuel pump failure can cause an engine stall, increasing the risk of a crash.

 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 22V837000

Manufacturer Indian Motorcycle Company

Components FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

Potential Number of Units Affected 7,811

 

Summary

Indian Motorcycle Company (Indian) is recalling certain 2021-2022 Scout, Scout Bobber Sixty, Scout Bobber, Scout Icon, Scout Sixty, Scout Bobber Twenty, Scout Bobber Icon, 2022 Scout Rogue Sixty, Chief, Chief Bobber, Chief Bobber Dark Horse, Chief Dark Horse, Scout Rogue, Super Chief, and Super Chief Limited motorcycles. The fuel pump may fail while riding.

 

Remedy

Dealers will replace the fuel pump and the fuel pump seal, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed December 2, 2022. Owners may contact Indian customer service at 1-877-204-3697. Indian’s number for this recall is I-22-06.

 

Notes

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.nhtsa.gov.

 

Check for Indian Motorcycle Recalls

 


Release Date: November XX, 2022
Communication #: I-22-06
Model Year(s): 2021-2022

 

VERSION: R01 (November XX, 2022)

IMPORTANT STOP SALE NOTICE!

Stop selling and riding affected vehicles immediately.

 

SUBJECT: FUEL PUMP

PURPOSE

Indian Motorcycle has determined that some Model Year 2022 Chief and Model Year 2021-2022 Scout motorcycles may experience a failure at the fuel pump during operation. If this occurs, the engine may stall increasing the risk of a crash and serious injury.

Indian Motorcycle is currently evaluating a repair procedure for this concern and will provide an update to dealers in the coming weeks.

 

AFFECTED MODELS

MODEL YEAR MODELS AFFECTED RANGE
2021–2022 Scout Reference Unit Inquiry on the dealer website or the Service Communications list on the STOP site to look up affected units.
2022 Chief

 

CUSTOMER NOTIFICATION

When repair details are available, Indian Motorcycle will notify consumers by letter (and email if available) immediately and follow-up with additional repair plans. At that time, dealers should also contact owners of affected VINs / PINs to inform them of this announcement.

 

CONTACT POLARIS

If you have questions that are not addressed in this document, contact Indian Motorcycle Service through Ask Polaris or by phone at 800-330-9407 (US/Canada Dealers Only).

 

DEALER – WHAT TO DO?

As of November XX, 2022, YOU MUST NOT SELL OR DELIVER any affected NEWOR USED Model Year 2021–2022 Scout or 2022 Chief models affected by this Stop Sale until it is repaired according to the Safety Recall.

The information contained within this document is confidential and protected by U.S. and international copyright laws, and is the property of Polaris Inc. This document is provided for the sole use of authorized Polaris dealers and distributors. This document is not to be distributed, duplicated, or copied, digitallyor otherwise, without the written consent of Polaris Inc.

 


Chronology :

In August 2022, as part of Indian Motorcycle’s routine review of warranty claims, Indian Motorcycle identified an increased rate of fuel pump failures. Thereafter, Indian Motorcycle began an investigation, which included outreach to the fuel pump supplier, inspection of failed fuel pumps from units in the field and testing performed internally.

In October 2022, Indian Motorcycle learned from the fuel pump supplier that beginning in March 2021, the impeller within the fuel pump was manufactured thicker than the engineering specification, which could result in fuel pump failure during operation. This was a known quality issue that was previously identified by the supplier, but not communicated to Indian Motorcycle at the time.

During the investigation, Indian Motorcycle identified 180 reports of fuel pump failures, including 26 reports of engine stalls. Indian Motorcycle has not identified any reports involving a crash, injuries, or deaths related to this reported issue, and has not identified any associated NDFRs.

On November 4, 2022, Indian Motorcycle’s Executive Review Committee decided that the fuel pump failure during operation resulting in an engine stall resulted in a safety-related defect.

 


22 Affected Products

Vehicles

MAKE MODEL YEAR
INDIAN CHIEF 2022
INDIAN CHIEF BOBBER 2022
INDIAN CHIEF BOBBER DARK HORSE 2022
INDIAN CHIEF DARK HORSE 2022
INDIAN SCOUT 2021-2022
INDIAN SCOUT BOBBER 2021-2022
INDIAN SCOUT BOBBER ICON 2021-2022
INDIAN SCOUT BOBBER SIXTY 2021-2022
INDIAN SCOUT BOBBER TWENTY 2021-2022
INDIAN SCOUT ICON 2021-2022
INDIAN SCOUT ROGUE 2022
INDIAN SCOUT ROGUE SIXTY 2022
INDIAN SCOUT SIXTY 2021-2022
INDIAN SUPER CHIEF 2022
INDIAN SUPER CHIEF LIMITED 2022

 


5 Associated Documents

Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-22V837-7637.pdf 645.66KB

RCAK-22V837-7637

 


Defect Notice 573 Report

RCLRPT-22V837-6730.PDF 222.344KB

RCLRPT-22V837-6730

 


Manufacturer Notices(to Dealers,etc)

RCMN-22V837-6336.pdf 64.05KB

RCMN-22V837-6336

 


Recall 573 Report – November 18, 2022

RCLRPT-22V837-9875.PDF 223.026KB

RCLRPT-22V837-9875

 


Manufacturer Notices(to Dealers,etc)

RCMN-22V837-9266.pdf 118.931KB

RCMN-22V837-9266

 


Latest Recalls Documents

https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs/documentList.xhtml?docId=22V837&docType=RCL

 


 

 

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