Faulty Brakes Could Lead to Crash, Fire in Honda Motorcycles

Faulty Brakes Could Lead to Crash, Fire in Honda Motorcycles
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November 4, 2015

A braking issue is prompting a motorcycle recall from American Honda Motors.

Honda is voluntarily recalling certain model year 2001-2010 and 2012-2015 GL1800, 2001-2005 GL1800A and 2013-2015 GL1800B motorcycles. The rear brakes of the affected motorcycles may drag after the brakes are released.

A rear brake that drags may increase the risk of a vehicle crash. Additionally, extended riding with the rear brake dragging could generate enough heat to result in a fire.

Honda is recalling about 145,000 motorcycles in connection with this defect.

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the secondary brake master cylinder and the rear brake master cylinder, and flush the brake fluid, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule.

Owners may contact Honda customer service at (866) 784-1870.