Report Receipt Date: July 12, 2016 NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V528000 Component(s): Engine Potential Number of Units Affected: 11,424 Manufacturer: Honda (American Honda Motor Co.)
THE RECALL:Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 CBR300RA, CBR300R and CB300F motorcycles. The affected motorcycles may have an improperly machined crankshaft which may result in the failure of the connecting rod bearing retainer.
WHAT COULD HAPPEN: If the connecting rod bearing retainer fails, the engine may stall, increasing the risk of a crash.
THE FIX: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.
MORE RECALL INFORMATION: 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 safercar.gov.