A Harley-Davidson owner in Illinois is suing the company in federal court over an alleged defect with the CVO Limited liquid cooling system.
A hearing is set for Oct. 14, 2014, during which a judge will decide whether or not to certify the case as a class action, which could extend to all owners of 2014 and later CVOs that have leaky coolant systems.
Robert Okon alleges in a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in the Northern District of Illinois that Harley-Davidson failed to abide by its 24-month, unlimited-mileage warranty on his 2014 FLHTKSE Limited because it failed to repair the problem after numerous attempts.
The lawsuit states: “The CVO Limited has a design defect which causes the coolant to constantly leak. The CVO Limited’s engine and associated coolant systems are covered under H-D’s 24 month, unlimited mileage written warranty. H-D has not repaired this design defect. Because H-D has not discovered a way to repair the design defect as it is required to do under its 24 month, unlimited mileage written warranty, H-D has breached this warranty.”
(We’ve included a link to the lawsuit filing at the end of this article for anyone who wants to read the particulars.)
We did contact Harley-Davidson for comment but representatives there did not immediately respond.
Bloomingdale resident Okon states he paid $46,000 in September 2013 to buy a 2014 FLHTKSE CVO Limited from Conrad’s Harley-Davidson in Shorewood, IL. Before the month was out, Okon discovered coolant was leaking from the engine.