Harley-Davidson has announced that it is recalling close to 46,000 motorcycles.The recall involves the following 2014 and 2015 models:

  • Electra Glide
  • Ultra Limited
  • Police Electra Glide
  • Street Glide
  • Road Glide
  • Road King

The problem is because of the potential of clutches that won't fully disengage and that the bikes could stay in gear.

NBC News reports that Harley-Davidson Motor Co. said in documents that:

Gas bubbles can cause the clutch master cylinder to lose its ability to fully disengage the clutch, especially if the bike has been parked for a long time. This could cause a rider to lose control of the motorcycle if it's started in gear.

The problem was found as a result of customer complaints. The Milwaukee-based company reported 27 crashes and four minor injuries.

Dealers will flush the clutch and rebuild the master cylinder. The recall went into effect on  April 23.

Contract your local Harley-Davidson dealer for more information.