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April 2015 Archives

Truck Fire I-95

A GMC pickup truck was engulfed in flames on I-95 Monday just North of International Golf Parkway. The vehicle was not involved in a wreck authorities are investigating the fire. No injuries were reported. While the cause of this fire is unknown at this time you can find out if there are any recalls on your vehicle. Recent recalls include issues that cause vehicle fires, faulty airbags, defective heated seats, brakes and more. Go to the link below and enter your VIN number to find out if your pre-owned vehicle has been repaired or to find out if there has been a recall that you missed being notified about. The recalls for the last 15 years are available.

Avoid a Motorcycle Accident- Is Your Harley on One of the Recall List

Harley Davidson Motorcycles has issued two recalls. For your safety it is important if your motorcycle is part of the one of the following recalls that you notify your local dealer or Harley Davidson customer service and follow through with the repairs. Harley is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Electra Glide Ultra Classic (FLHTCU), Electra Glide Ultra Classic - Twin Cooled (FLHTCU TC), Ultra Limited (FLHTK), Police Electra Glide (FLHTP), Street Glide (FLHX), Street Glide Special (FLHXS), CVO Street Glide (FLHXSE), 2015 Electra Glide Ultra Classic Low (FLHTCUL), Ultra Limited Low (FLHTKL), Electra Glide Ultra Classic Low - Twin Cooled (FLHTCUL TC), Road Glide Special (FLTRXS), Road Glide (FLTRX), and 2014 CVO Road King (FLHRSE) motorcycles manufactured April 28, 2014, to October 24, 2014. In the affected motorcycles, the clutch master cylinder may lose the ability to generate enough lift to disengage the clutch, especially if the motorcycle has been parked for an extended period of time. When the engine is running and the motorcycle is in gear, if the clutch cannot be fully disengaged, the motorcycle may move unexpectedly, increasing the risk of a crash. Harley-Davidson will notify owners, and dealers will flush the clutch system and rebuild the clutch master cylinder, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin April 23, 2015. Owners may contact Harley-Davidson customer service at 1-800-258-2464. Harley-Davidson's number for this recall is 0165.
The second recall involves a visibility issue. Harley-Davidson is recalling certain model year 2015 XG500 motorcycles manufactured January 28, 2014, to March 9, 2015, and 2015 XG750 motorcycles manufactured May 12, 2014, to March 9, 2015. The affected motorcycles may have been manufactured without a rear reflector assembly. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 108, "Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment "If the motorcycle is missing the rear reflector it can reduce the vehicle's visibility to other drivers, increasing the risk of a crash. 

Boating Accident Claims the Life of a Palatka Boy

A boating accident has claimed the life of a 9-year-old Palatka boy. Tate Ricks was doing what he loved best fishing with a family friend on a boat when the wake from a larger boat knocked him overboard. The 36 hour search ended on Monday when divers found his body close to where he first disappeared. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission are conducting an investigation into the incident. Thursday evening young friends and family supported by a grieving community mourned Tate's loss. May we remember Tate's family and friends as they say farewell to a young man that loved boating, fishing and swimming. 

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