Motorcycle Types Cruiser Honda Gold Wing Recalls - 126,000 GL1800 Motorcycles Affected

Honda Gold Wing Recalls – 126,000 GL1800 Motorcycles Affected

Honda Gold Wing Recalls - 126,000 GL1800 Motorcycles AffectedHonda Gold Wing Recalls

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.

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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