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Honda Recalls 6,954 CB500F, CB500X and CBR500 Motorcycles

Honda CB500 and CBR500 Motorcycle Recall

Honda has recalled 6.954 of its 2013 CB500F standard, CB500X adventure, and CBR500R sport motorcycles due to rocker-arm bolt issues. Honda says the listed models with ABS are also affected.

Honda says the rocker arm shaft retaining bolts may have been manufactured incorrectly. Due to ill manufacturing, the bolts may loosen during operation. A small engine-oil leak may initially appear, but, if not addressed, the bolt may entirely come out of the cylinder head.

If the bolt comes out, the engine may stall, increasing the risk of a crash, Honda says.

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the rocker arm shaft retaining bolts, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in March 2014. Owners may contact Honda Customer Service at 1-866-784-1870.

Owners affected in the Honda recalls may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to

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  • Ramiro Hernandez

    I’ve always been a fan of Honda ever since my first motorcycle. As I get older, I tend to look for cruisers since those are easier on my back but this is still a beautiful bike!

  • kenton

    what crap…. hondas been making junky bikes forever,only ameriphobes buy them.

    • Anonymous

      lol so very incorrect

  • Mark Scicluna

    Can anyone tell me whether this problem was with the 2013 models only,and was this problem seen to with the 2014 and the upcoming 2015 models?