Alleged Engine Defect in Honda Motorcycles under Investigation

Alleged Engine Defect in Honda Motorcycles under Investigation
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April 27, 2015

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has opened a new defect investigation affecting model year 2012-2014 Honda GL1800 motorcycles.

More than 15,000 GL1800 motorcycles could be impacted.

NHTSA's Office of Defects Investigation (ODI) has received a number of complaints from owners of the Honda GL1800 motorcycles in questions alleging near stalls while attempting to accelerate with a cold engine.

According to the complaints, this inconsistent engine response makes properly steering the vehicle challenging at low speeds.

To gather more information about the alleged problem and its associated risk, ODI is opening a Preliminary Analysis investigation into the matter.

At the conclusion of this initial investigation, ODI will make a determination as to whether or not further investigation is warranted. If a defect is found to be present, all affected Honda GL1800 motorcycles could eventually be recalled for repair.

The owner complaints mentioned above can be reviewed online at using the following identification numbers: 10633401,10532249,10531538,10621114,10532620,10670092,10523914, 10632624,10577493,10639635,10639483,10550566,10523890,10532817, 10512486,10523515,10643482,10641998,10639538,10633110,10632569, 10631910,10572733,10549745,10548741,10548568,10546436,10532347 and 10523017.