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HARLEY DAVIDSON FXDWGI - 2006 HARLEY DAVIDSON FXDWGI Problems & Complaints

 
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There are 12 complaints filed for the 2006 HARLEY DAVIDSON FXDWGI

Below is a list of complaints & problems filed against the 2006 HARLEY DAVIDSON FXDWGI. These problems includes information received by NHTSA from consumers either directly or as recorded by the Vehicle Safety Hotline. This information may be used by NHTSA during the investigation process. If you like to file an official complaint for the 2006 HARLEY DAVIDSON FXDWGI, you can do so by calling the NHTSA Mon-Fri 8am to 8pm at 888-327-4236, TTY: 800-424-9153. You can also file your complaint online by clicking here. Your complaint will be added to the NHTSA complaints database after a thorough review. If a trend is discovered, an investigation will be opened by the ODI.

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POWER TRAIN

9/6/2008 - MINE HILL, NJ
06 HARLEY-DAVIDSON FXDWGI (STILL UNDER WARR). INNER PRIMARY BEARING FAILS DUE TO THE IMPERFECT ALIGNMENT OF THE 06 PRIMARY CASE. H-D IS AWARE OF THIS PROBLEM AND WILL NOT INSTALL THE NEW IMPROVED '07 PRIMARY CASE (PERM. FIX) UNTIL THE BEARING FAILS TWICE. WHEN THE BEARING FAILS, A LOUD GRINDING NOISE EMANATES FROM THE PRIMARY COVER AREA, AND ULTIMATELY THE BEARING WILL SEIZE OR BLOW WHICH, IN A CATASTROPHIC CASE, COULD RESULT IN INJURY OR DEATH. H-D KNOWS THIS IS A RECURRING PROBLEM, BUT WILL NOT FIX PERMANENTLY UNTIL THERE ARE 2 BREAKDOWNS. THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE AND UNSAFE. THIS SHOULD BE RECALLED. I KNOW THIS IS A PROBLEM BECAUSE I OWN AN 06 FXDWGI AND SO DOES MY GIRLFRIEND. WE HAVE THE SAME MILEAGE (WITHIN 55 MI). WE RECENTLY RODE FROM NJ TO WI. MY BIKE STARTED MAKING A LOUD NOISE IN THE PRIMARY CASE. THE MECHANIC KNEW THE EXACT PROBLEM. THEY ASKED "HOW MANY TIMES HAS IT HAPPENED"? WE ANSWERED "THIS IS THE FIRST TIME". DEALER INDICATED THAT THE FIRST TIME THIS HAPPENS HD WILL REPLACE THE BEARING ONLY. WE WERE TOTALLY UNAWARE THAT THIS WAS AN ISSUE WITH THESE BIKES AT THAT TIME WE DIDN'T BULK. THIS DEALER TOLD ME "IT PROBABLY WON'T HAPPEN TO HERS - IT'S HIT AND MISS". THE NEXT DAY APP. 50 MI LATER HER BIKE HAD THE EXACT PROBLEM (2 OUT OF 2). SINCE WE WERE NOW IN A DIFFERENT CITY WE WENT TO A DIFFERENT HD SHOP FOR REPAIR. WE TOLD THIS DEALER WE LOST A FULL DAY OF VACA THE DAY BEFORE DEALING WITH THIS PROBLEM, AND BECAUSE WE WERE SO UPSET, THIS DEALERSHIP WAS WILLING TO INSTALL THE "07 FIX" (ENTIRELY NEW PRIMARY CASE); HOWEVER, THEY NEEDED 2 OR 3 DAYS TO ORDER THE PARTS AND COMPLETE THE WORK. WE HAD TO RETURN TO NJ THE NEXT DAY, SO SHE DIDN'T HAVE ENOUGH TIME. THEY SAID LIMP HOME WITH THIS FIX AND THEN REQUEST THAT YOUR LOCAL HD MECHANIC GIVE YOU BOTH THE "07 FIX". HOME NOW & HD IS UNWILLING TO FIX THE BIKE UNTIL THE BEARING GOES AGAIN HD CUST COMPLAINT REF #901397 (HD: 414-343-4056). "RIDE IT 'TIL IT BLOWS" THEN WE'LL GIVE YOU THE 07 FIX.

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SUSPENSION

9/6/2008 - MINE HILL, NJ
06 HARLEY-DAVIDSON FXDWGI (STILL UNDER WARR). INNER PRIMARY BEARING FAILS DUE TO THE IMPERFECT ALIGNMENT OF THE 06 PRIMARY CASE. H-D IS AWARE OF THIS PROBLEM AND WILL NOT INSTALL THE NEW IMPROVED '07 PRIMARY CASE (PERM. FIX) UNTIL THE BEARING FAILS TWICE. WHEN THE BEARING FAILS, A LOUD GRINDING NOISE EMANATES FROM THE PRIMARY COVER AREA, AND ULTIMATELY THE BEARING WILL SEIZE OR BLOW WHICH, IN A CATASTROPHIC CASE, COULD RESULT IN INJURY OR DEATH. H-D KNOWS THIS IS A RECURRING PROBLEM, BUT WILL NOT FIX THE PROBLEM PERMANENTLY UNTIL THERE ARE TWO BREAKDOWNS. THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE AND UNSAFE. THIS SHOULD BE A RECALL. I KNOW THIS IS A PROBLEM BECAUSE I OWN AN06 FXDWGI AND SO DOES MY BOYFRIEND. WE HAVE THE SAME MILEAGE (WITHIN 55 MILES). WE RECENTLY RODE FROM NJ TO WI. HIS BIKE STARTING MAKING A LOUD NOISE IN THE PRIMARY CASE. THE MECHANIC KNEW THE EXACT PROBLEM. THEY ASKED "HOW MANY TIMES HAS IT HAPPENED"? WE ANSWERED "THIS IS THE FIRST TIME". DEALER INDICATED THAT THE FIRST TIME THIS HAPPENS HD WILL REPLACE THE BEARING ONLY. WE WERE TOTALLY UNAWARE THAT THIS WAS AN ISSUE WITH THESE BIKES AT THAT TIME. THIS DEALER TOLD ME "IT PROBABLY WON'T HAPPEN TO YOURS - - IT'S HIT AND MISS". THE NEXT DAY - -APPROX. 50 MILES LATER (APPROX. 12,500 MI) MY BIKE HAD THE EXACT PROBLEM (2 OUT OF 2). SINCE WE WERE NOW IN A DIFFERENT CITY WE WENT TO A DIFFERENT HD SHOP FOR REPAIR. WE TOLD THIS DEALER WE LOST A FULL DAY OF VACA THE DAY BEFORE DEALING WITH THIS PROBLEM, AND BECAUSE WE WERE SO UPSET, THIS DEALERSHIP WAS WILLING TO INSTALL THE "07 FIX" (ENTIRELY NEW PRIMARY CASE); HOWEVER, THEY NEEDED 2 OR 3 DAYS TO ORDER THE PARTS AND COMPLETE THE WORK. WE HAD TO RETURN TO NJ THE NEXT DAY, SO I DIDN'T HAVE ENOUGH TIME. THEY SUGGESTED I LIMP HOME WITH THIS FIX AND THEN REQUEST THAT MY LOCAL HD MECHANIC GIVE US THE "07 FIX". HOME NOW & HD IS UNWILLING TO FIX THE BIKE UNTIL THE BEARING GOES AGAIN. THIS IS COMPLETELY LUDICROUS. THIS "PATCH" IS UNSAFE AND UNSATISFACTORY. UPDATED 10/23/08.

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POWER TRAIN

9/6/2008 - MINE HILL, NJ
06 HARLEY-DAVIDSON FXDWGI (STILL UNDER WARR). INNER PRIMARY BEARING FAILS DUE TO THE IMPERFECT ALIGNMENT OF THE 06 PRIMARY CASE. H-D IS AWARE OF THIS PROBLEM AND WILL NOT INSTALL THE NEW IMPROVED '07 PRIMARY CASE (PERM. FIX) UNTIL THE BEARING FAILS TWICE. WHEN THE BEARING FAILS, A LOUD GRINDING NOISE EMANATES FROM THE PRIMARY COVER AREA, AND ULTIMATELY THE BEARING WILL SEIZE OR BLOW WHICH, IN A CATASTROPHIC CASE, COULD RESULT IN INJURY OR DEATH. H-D KNOWS THIS IS A RECURRING PROBLEM, BUT WILL NOT FIX THE PROBLEM PERMANENTLY UNTIL THERE ARE TWO BREAKDOWNS. THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE AND UNSAFE. THIS SHOULD BE A RECALL. I KNOW THIS IS A PROBLEM BECAUSE I OWN AN06 FXDWGI AND SO DOES MY BOYFRIEND. WE HAVE THE SAME MILEAGE (WITHIN 55 MILES). WE RECENTLY RODE FROM NJ TO WI. HIS BIKE STARTING MAKING A LOUD NOISE IN THE PRIMARY CASE. THE MECHANIC KNEW THE EXACT PROBLEM. THEY ASKED "HOW MANY TIMES HAS IT HAPPENED"? WE ANSWERED "THIS IS THE FIRST TIME". DEALER INDICATED THAT THE FIRST TIME THIS HAPPENS HD WILL REPLACE THE BEARING ONLY. WE WERE TOTALLY UNAWARE THAT THIS WAS AN ISSUE WITH THESE BIKES AT THAT TIME. THIS DEALER TOLD ME "IT PROBABLY WON'T HAPPEN TO YOURS - - IT'S HIT AND MISS". THE NEXT DAY - -APPROX. 50 MILES LATER (APPROX. 12,500 MI) MY BIKE HAD THE EXACT PROBLEM (2 OUT OF 2). SINCE WE WERE NOW IN A DIFFERENT CITY WE WENT TO A DIFFERENT HD SHOP FOR REPAIR. WE TOLD THIS DEALER WE LOST A FULL DAY OF VACA THE DAY BEFORE DEALING WITH THIS PROBLEM, AND BECAUSE WE WERE SO UPSET, THIS DEALERSHIP WAS WILLING TO INSTALL THE "07 FIX" (ENTIRELY NEW PRIMARY CASE); HOWEVER, THEY NEEDED 2 OR 3 DAYS TO ORDER THE PARTS AND COMPLETE THE WORK. WE HAD TO RETURN TO NJ THE NEXT DAY, SO I DIDN'T HAVE ENOUGH TIME. THEY SUGGESTED I LIMP HOME WITH THIS FIX AND THEN REQUEST THAT MY LOCAL HD MECHANIC GIVE US THE "07 FIX". HOME NOW & HD IS UNWILLING TO FIX THE BIKE UNTIL THE BEARING GOES AGAIN. THIS IS COMPLETELY LUDICROUS. THIS "PATCH" IS UNSAFE AND UNSATISFACTORY. UPDATED 10/23/08.

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SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC: PEDALS AND LINKAGES

4/29/2007 - MILTON , FL
DRIVING IN TRAFFIC WENT TO USE THE BRAKE PUSHED ON IT. IT WENT TO THE GROUND WITH THE FOOT PEG, MY FOOT HIT THE GROUND THE ROD DUG IN LOCKED UP REAR WHEEL AND LET GO 3 TIMES AT 40 MPH (MESSED THE CAR THAT STOPPED AT LAST MINUTE FOR TURN). THEN I LOOKED DOWN AT THE PEDAL AND PUSH RODSTILL CONNECTED TO MASTERCYLENDER WAS BOUNCING ON THE GROUND I WAS AFRAID THAT IT WAS GOING TO LOCK UP AGAIN OR DIG IN AND FLIP ME OFF IHE BIKE. I LEANED BIKE WAY OFF TO THE LEFT TO KRRP ROD OFF THE GROUND THAT MADE IT ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO STOP WITH FRONT BRAKE.

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STEERING: WHEEL AND HANDLE BAR

4/3/2007 - CARLSON CITY, NV
TL CONTACT OWNS A 2006 HARLEY DAVIDSON FXDWGI. THE CONTACT RECEIVED A RECALL NOTICE IN JANUARY OF 2006. THE CONTACT IMMEDIATELY BROUGHT THE LETTER TO THE DEALER, BUT THE VEHICLE HAS STILL NOT BEEN REPAIRED. ONE WEEK AGO, THE DEALER CLAIMED TO HAVE EIGHT ORDERS PENDING FOR THE HANDLE BARS, BUT THE MANUFACTURER HAD NOT SENT ANY TO THE DEALER. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THIS WAS A SAFETY ISSUE AND WOULD LIKE A RESOLUTION FOR THIS FAILURE. THE CONTACT CITED RECALL CAMPAIGN # 06V474000 FOR STEERING: WHEEL AND HANDLE BAR. THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 5,500 ,AND FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 5,100.

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POWER TRAIN: MANUAL TRANSMISSION

3/26/2007 - BERKELEY SPRINGS, WV
- THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE 2006 HARLEY DAVIDSON WIDE GLIDE WITH 4 FAILURE MILEAGE HAD A BAD VIBRATION IN THE ENGINE, WHICH SEEMED TO BE A TRANSMISSION PROBLEM. HE COULD NO LONGER FIND NEUTRAL, AND THE HANDLE BARS WERE UNDER RECALL 06V474000. THE MOTORCYCLE WAS TAKEN TO A DEALER EIGHT TIMES, WITH NO RESOLUTION.

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ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING: ENGINE

3/26/2007 - BERKELEY SPRINGS, WV
- THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE 2006 HARLEY DAVIDSON WIDE GLIDE WITH 4 FAILURE MILEAGE HAD A BAD VIBRATION IN THE ENGINE, WHICH SEEMED TO BE A TRANSMISSION PROBLEM. HE COULD NO LONGER FIND NEUTRAL, AND THE HANDLE BARS WERE UNDER RECALL 06V474000. THE MOTORCYCLE WAS TAKEN TO A DEALER EIGHT TIMES, WITH NO RESOLUTION.

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STEERING: WHEEL AND HANDLE BAR

3/26/2007 - BERKELEY SPRINGS, WV
- THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE 2006 HARLEY DAVIDSON WIDE GLIDE WITH 4 FAILURE MILEAGE HAD A BAD VIBRATION IN THE ENGINE, WHICH SEEMED TO BE A TRANSMISSION PROBLEM. HE COULD NO LONGER FIND NEUTRAL, AND THE HANDLE BARS WERE UNDER RECALL 06V474000. THE MOTORCYCLE WAS TAKEN TO A DEALER EIGHT TIMES, WITH NO RESOLUTION.

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