Recalls For Honda and Harley-Davidson Motorcycles

 Honda CBR500R Honda and Harley-Davidson are currently embarking on a global recall for specific models. Owners of the Honda CBR500R, CB500F and CB500X are required to send in their bikes to respective Honda importers/distributors in specified countries. In the USA alone, American Honda is recalling some 14,575 units of the CBR500R and CB500F motorcycles, built between 2013 till 2015 or the specified model years.

The CB500X is not affected for the US but it is also being recalled in certain countries. The recall comes about because of a fuel-level sensor float arm that can become 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, which would cause an electrical short. As such the CBR500R & CB500 is being recalled, as either condition may cause the vehicle to stall, increasing the risk of a crash.

In Malaysia, local distributor/importer Boon Siew Honda has placed advertisement in major newspapers for the affected models. In specified countries, Honda and its authorized dealers are prepared to fulfill the fuel level sensor replacement; free of charge.

Harley Davidson Street 750

Another motorcycle variant,  the Harley-Davidson’s 2015 Street 750, manufactured between 12 May 2014 to 24 June, and the Street 500, manufactured between 20 January 2014 and 24 June 24 are also being recalled.

Both motorcycles have a faulty fuel pump, which has a poor seal at the fuel pump inlet. The faulty seal on the fuel pump can cause an interruption to the fuel supply, which could cause a brief hesitation with also an abrupt return of power.

This abrupt power fluctuation could lead to loss of control, increasing the risk of a crash, thus a recall is in order. Harley-Davidson says it will notify owners, and Harley-Davidson dealers will install a new fuel pump assembly, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin at the end of August for USA and from mid-September elsewhere in the world.