Honda has recalled 126,000 of the following Gold Wing motorcycles due to rear-brake issues:
- 2001-2010, 2012 GL1800
- 2001 – 2005 GL1800A
Honda reports that the rear brakes may drag after they are released. If this occurs, it can increase the risk of a crash. Also, extended riding with the rear brake dragging could generate enough heat to result in a fire.
Honda says 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.
Honda says the recall is expected to begin in September 2014. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-866-784-1870. Note: Motorcycles that were remedied under recall 11V-567 for rear brake drag must have their motorcycles remedied again under this campaign.
Owners 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 www.safercar.gov.