Not all recalls are associated with passenger cars. And as we all know, vehicles of all kinds may end up posing risks to consumers. Especially if they are presenting equipment issues.
The latest recall to affect California in a big way was launched by Honda and it impacts all units of the 2017 CBR1000RR and CBR1000RR SP motorcycles.
These vehicles may experience a possible leak in the fuel filler cap, allowing water to enter the tank. Fuel could also enter the drain tube while the motorcycle accelerates or brakes. If water enters the fuel tank, the engine may end up stalling while in use, making accidents more likely to happen.
The recall was deemed necessary after the firm learned of leaks associated with the motorcycles in Japan. No issues have been reported in the United States, however.
Consumers who experience issues with these motorcycles in the U.S. should contact the company and the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The company should be able to have all recalled fuel tank caps replaced entirely for free after inspecting the fuel tank for signs of water. For some of the motorcycles that are fitted with steel tanks, dealers should be able to replace the fuel tank, fuel injectors, and the fuel pump. For titanium tanks, only the fuel pump and injectors will be replaced.
Consumers who are concerned about their safety and the safety of their loved ones should never ignore a recall such as this, as it puts their safety in danger.
We hope that all impacted motorcycle owners are being contacted promptly as incidents associated with the recalled motorcycles have already been reported in another country. We report on these recalls precisely because accidents tied to equipment failure happen more often than we may think.
Staying on top of recalls and incidents associated with defective vehicles will help us to avoid crashes and make sure that we’re putting safety before anything else.
If you would like to know more about this recall, follow this link.