2015-2016 Honda CBR300R, CB300F Recalls

2015-2016 Honda CBR300R, CB300F Recall | Crankshaft Defects
2016 Honda CBR300R

Honda is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 CBR300R,CBR300RA (ABS) and CB300F motorcycles due to possible crankshaft failure. The recall could potentially involve 11,424 motorcycles, according to the notice documents.

Honda reports that an improperly machined crankshaft may result in the failure of the connecting rod bearing retainer. If that failure should occur, the engine may stall unexpectedly, which could lead to a loss of control or crash.

Technical information related to the recall states, “The crankshaft may have been improperly machined, which increases the load on the connecting rod bearing. The increased load, combined with high pressure and speed on the connecting rod bearing retainer, may prematurely wear the plating of the connecting rod bearing retainer and, in the presence of blow-by gasses, cause it to corrode. The combination of these conditions can cause the connecting rod bearing retainer to prematurely wear or break.”

According to the recall notice from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the crankshaft assembly, free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin August 31, 2016. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-866-784-1870. Honda’s number for this recall is KB9.

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.