September 9, 2014
WASHINGTON, D.C - Motor Sports Newswire
Report Receipt Date: AUG 01, 2014
NHTSA Campaign Number: 14V472000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 126,000
All Products Associated with this Recall:
Honda GL 1800, 2001-2010, 2012
Honda GL 1800A, 2001-2005
Manufacturer: Honda (American Honda Motor Co.)
SUMMARY: American Honda Motor Co., Inc. (Honda) is recalling certain model year 2001-2010 and 2012 GL1800 and 2001-2005 GL1800A motorcycles. The rear brakes of the affected motorcycles may drag after the brakes are released.
CONSEQUENCE: 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.
REMEDY: The remedy for this issue has not been determined. Honda will send owners an interim notification describing how to inspect their motorcycle for rear brake drag. A second notification will be sent when a remedy is available. The recall is expected to begin in September 2014. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 866.784.1870. Note: Motorcycles that were remedied under recall 11V-567 for rear brake drag must have their motorcycles remedied again under this campaign.
NOTES: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 888.327.4236, or go to www.safercar.gov.