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Honda recalls certain 2018 Honda CRF250L motorcycles

Honda Recall: Wire Harness Damage Causing Failure/FMVSS 108, 123

Lack of exterior lights can reduce the visibility of the motorcycle to traffic. A non-functioning horn can cause the inability to alert traffic of an impending crash, and a non-functioning instrument panel will not display the speed or fuel level. A damaged wiring harness can also result in an engine stall, increasing the risk of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V630000

Manufacturer: Honda (American Honda Motor Co.)

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Potential Number of Units Affected 505

Summary: Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2018 Honda CRF250L motorcycles. The wiring harness may have been inappropriately installed, potentially resulting in damage to the wiring harness and affecting the operation of safety components such as the exterior lighting, horn, and instrument panel. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 108, “Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment,” and 123, “Motorcycle Control Displays.”

Remedy: Honda will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the wiring harness, replacing it as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin November 5, 2018. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-866-784-1870. Honda’s number for this recall is KJ7.

Notes: 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.

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