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Motorcycle Recall - Honda Recall

By Walter F. Kern

NHTSA Campaign ID:  18V045000
Component:  Air Bags
Manufacturer:  Honda (American Honda Motor Co.)
Recall Date: 01/10/2018
Potential Number of Units Affected: 960
Defect Summary:
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2009-2010 and 2012-2016 Honda GL1800 Gold Wing motorcycles. These motorcycles have air bag inflators assembled as part of the air bag module that may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to lower absolute humidity, temperature and temperature cycling.
Consequence Summary:
An inflator explosion may result in sharp metal fragments striking the rider resulting in serious injury or death.
Corrective Summary:
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the air bag module, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Honda Motorcycle Customer Support at 1-866-784-1870. Honda's number for this recall is KJ1.

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