Honda Recalls 11,424 CB300F and CBR300R Motorcycles For Potential Engine Failure

Honda's small sportbike may have an improperly machined crankshaft.

Honda CB300F recall
2015-2016 Honda CB300F©Motorcyclist
The following report is filed with the NHTSA:

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.

2015-2016 Honda CBR300R
2015-2016 Honda CBR300R©Motorcyclist

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.