Big Dog Recall: 2004 Chopper, Bulldog, Ridgeback, Mastiff, Boxer & Pitbull Motorcycles

Vehicle Make / Model:     Model Year(s):
     BIG DOG / BULLDOG     2004
     BIG DOG / CHOPPER     2004
     BIG DOG / MASTIFF     2004
     BIG DOG / RIDGEBACK     2004
     BIGDOG / BOXER     2004
     BIGDOG / PITBULL     2004
Manufacturer: BIG DOG MOTORCYCLES, LLC Mfr’s Report Date: APR 26, 2010
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 10V180000 RQ10002 NHTSA Action Number: RQ10002
Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1895
Summary: BIG DOG IS RECALLING CERTAIN 2004 CHOPPER, BULLDOG, RIDGEBACK, MASTIFF, BOXER, AND PITBULL MOTORCYCLES. THERE IS A POSSIBLE LOOSE CONNECTION BETWEEN THE HARNESS CONNECTOR AND THE ELECTRONIC HARNESS CONTROLLER.
Consequence: THIS CONDITION MAY CAUSE THE MOTORCYCLE TO EXPERIENCE INTERMITTENT LOSS OF ELECTRICAL POWER TO VARIOUS COMPONENTS, WHICH CAN LEAD TO, AMONG OTHER THINGS, A LOSS OF HEADLAMP FUNCTION OR A VEHICLE STALL, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy: BIG DOG WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND DEALERS WILL REPAIR THE MOTORCYCLES FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR ABOUT MAY 24, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT BIG DOG AT 1-316-219-9121.
Notes: OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION’S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

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  1. manuel medrano

    has anybody had any luck getting a hold of BIG DOG MOTORCYCLES, LLC??? has anyone had any luck getting them to take responsbility for the repair expenses? and if so how did you go about getting a hold of them? any information will be greatly appreciated.

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  2. Joe Reynolds

    My 04 boxer has never ran right. Ech was replaced by BD when I rode to factory from Denver. Tried wireplus system no luck. 25,000 paper weight with 5 k on it. Any help ??? BD had denied problem was their problem.

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