News Honda VFR1200F Recall | Drive-shaft Bearing Issues

Honda VFR1200F Recall | Drive-shaft Bearing Issues

Honda VRF1200F Recall

Honda VFR1200F Recall | Drive-shaft Bearing Issues
2013 Honda VRF1200FD

In an announcement released today by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) has recalled its 2010, 2012 and 2013 VFR1200F and VFR1200FD (DTC Automatic Transmission) motorcycles due to drive-shaft issues.

The notice states that manufacturing or assembly errors may result in premature wear of the drive shaft universal joint bearings; this wear can cause the universal joint to separate or break. IF this occurs, the Honda VFR1200F motorcycles may stall.

If the universal joint breaks, it may interfere with the swing arm and lock the rear wheel. Either condition could cause a crash. Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the drive shaft, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in December 2015, however parts may not be available until mid-2016.

Owners of affected motorcycles may contact Honda customer service at 1-800-999-1009. Honda’s number for this recall is JW2. 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

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