Honda Motorcycles Recalled Due to Rear Brake Defect, Remedy to be Determined

Honda Motorcycles Recalled Due to Rear Brake Defect, Remedy to be Determined
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September 8, 2014

Honda is recalling approximately 126,000 motorcycles for dragging rear brakes, but a remedy still hasn't been determined.

Certain model year 2001-2010 and 2012 GL 1800 and 2001-2005 GL1800A motorcycles have been recalled because the rear brakes may drag after they are released. This could increase the likelihood of a crash, but extended riding could generate enough heat to cause a fire.

The recall also affects motorcycles that were remedied under another Honda recall for rear brake drag.

A remedy for the issue hasn't been determined. In the meantime, Honda will send owners an interim notification that provides directions for how to inspect their motorcycles for rear brake drag. A second notification will be sent when a remedy is available.

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