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126,000 Goldwing Motorcycles Recalled!

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On: Wed, Dec 7, 2011 at 9:58AM | By: Lou Ruggieri

126,000 Goldwing Motorcycles Recalled!

Basically, if you know anyone that owns a Honda Goldwing 1800 since the turn of the new millennium, have them bring their motorcycle back to the dealership asap. Other than model year 2011, Honda is bringing back 126,000 models from 2001-2010 and 2012 (somehow 2011 missed the boat, but if it were my 2011 bike, I might just bring it in to be sure). The problem they have found is due to a mechanical defect (or combination of defects), the rear brake may have a tendency to drag while the bike is in motion. Now, aside from the obvious issues in acceleration and maintenance of speed, there is also a chance that the dragging brake may generate enough heat and friction to catch ablaze -- not a good road trip most people's minds. Honda expects the recall to begin next month, but getting those bikes in early might not be such a bad idea.

Read on for the full report from Safercar.gov...

Vehicle Make / Model:Model Year(s):
Honda / GL18002001-2010, 2012
Manufacturer:Honda (American Honda Motor Co.)
Mfr's Report Date:Dec 01, 2011
NHTSA Campaign ID Number:11V567000
NHTSA Action Number:N/A
Component:Service Brakes, Hydraulic: Foundation Components: Master Cylinder
Potential Number of Units Affected:126,000


Honda is recalling certain model year 2001-2010, and model year 2012 GL1800 Goldwing motorcycles. Under certain conditions, there is a possibility that the combined braking system's secondary master cylinder may cause the rear brake to drag.


Unexpected braking increases the risk of a crash, and riding the motorcycle with the rear brake dragging may generate enough heat to cause the rear brake to catch fire.


Honda will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the secondary master cylinder and if necessary, replace it, free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin on or about January 4, 2012. Owners may contact Honda Customer Service at 1-866-784-1870.


Honda's recall campaign number is S03. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov.

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Stephy21 | 9:15AM (Thu, Dec 8, 2011)

It's crazy how many recalls have been done this week for major problems.

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