Stalling Engines Lead to Recall for Honda Motorcycles

Stalling Engines Lead to Recall for Honda Motorcycles
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July 30, 2015

Honda is recalling several motorcycles due to an electrical defect.

The American subsidiary of the Japanese automotive giant announced the voluntary recall after reports of engines stalling in a wide range of its models. In the affected motorcycles, a loss of electrical power while the vehicle is in use can cause a stall, increasing the risk of crash and injury.

According to Honda, improperly applied sealant on the starter relay switch is to blame for the problem. The affected models are 2013-2015 ST1300PA, 2014-2015 CB500, CBR500, CRF250L, CBR650, CTX700, NSS300, VT750, VT1300, 2015 CB300F, CBR300, CBR600, and 2014-2016 NC700.

Honda will notify owners and dealers will replace any affected starter relay switch, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Honda customer service at (866) 784-1870.