Honda Recalls Two Motorcycle Models Due to Fuel Defect

Honda Recalls Two Motorcycle Models Due to Fuel Defect
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August 24, 2015

A Japanese automaker is recalling two lines of motorcycles due to a defect in the fuel level float arm.

Honda announced the decision this month to recall certain model year 2013-2015 Honda CBR500 motorcycles and 2013-2015 CB500 motorcycles. The affected vehicles may experience the fuel level sensor float arm becoming deformed due to exposure to environmental and roadway conditions. This deformation can cause the float arm to separate from the fuel level sensor body.

If the float arm separates from the sensor body, it can give the fuel meter inaccurate information, or in some cases the float may contact the positive and negative terminals causing an electrical short. Either condition may cause the vehicle to stall, increasing the risk of a crash. Almost 15,000 motorcycles are included in the recall.

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel level sensor assembly, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Honda customer service at (310) 783-2000.