American Honda Motor Co. (Honda) has issued a recall on 1,825 motorcycles due to a manufacturing or assembly error. These errors may result in the affected motorcycle having driveshaft universal joint bearing that may prematurely wear, which can cause the joint to separate or break.
If the universal joint separates, the motorcycle would stall or if the joint breaks, it may interfere with the swing arm and lock the rear wheel of the bike. Either condition could increase the risk of a crash.
This recall affects 1,825 units, including certain model year 2010, 2012 and 2013 VFR1200F and VFR1200FD motorcycles.
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driveshaft, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in December 2015, however parts may not be available until mid-2016. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 800/999-1009. Honda’s recall number for this recall is JW2.
Owners may also call the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 888/-327-4236 (TTY: 800/424-9153), or go to www.safecar.gov.