Motorcycle Recall - Honda Recall
By Walter F. Kern
NHTSA Campaign ID:
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.)
Recall Date: 01/13/2017
Potential Number of Units Affected: 882
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2006-2009 and 2012 Honda GL1800 (Goldwing) motorcycles
originally sold, or ever registered, in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South
Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan), and the U.S. Virgin
Islands, or "Zone A." Additionally, if not included in "Zone A," Honda is recalling certain 2006-2009 Honda GL1800
(Goldwing) motorcycles originally sold, or ever registered, in Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, District of
Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North
Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia, or "Zone B." Additionally, if not
included in Zone A or Zone B above, Honda is recalling certain 2006-2008 Honda GL1800 (Goldwing) motorcycles originally
sold, or ever registered, in the states of Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan,
Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Washington,
Wisconsin, and Wyoming. These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the air bag
modules used as original equipment or replacement equipment. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the front
air bags, these inflators may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute
humidity and temperature cycling.
An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the operator resulting in serious injury or death.
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the air bag module, free of charge.
The recall is expected to begin January 24, 2017. Owners may contact Honda Motorcycle Customer Support
at 1-866-784-1870. Honda's number for this recall is KE5.
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