November 22, 2000Honda Off-Road Motorcycles
Torrance, CA (SafetyAlerts)
- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), American Honda
Motor Co. Inc. is voluntarily recalling about 22,000 off-road motorcycles. The two bolts
that attach the handlebars can break. If the handlebars separate from the motorcycle, the
rider loses steering control and can crash, posing the risk of serious injuries.
Honda has received four reports of
handlebars separating from these motorcycles. No injuries have been reported. Honda also
received four reports of loose handlebars caused by one of the two bolts failing.
n 2000 XR50R motorcycles have VIN
ranges from JH2AE03**YK000013 to JH2AE03**YK0016046
n 2001 XR50R motorcycles have VIN
ranges from JH2AE03**1K010001 to JH2AE03**1K0110056
Honda motorcycle dealers nationwide
sold these motorcycles from September 1999 through October 2000 for about $1,300.
Consumers should stop using these
motorcycles immediately, and call their local Honda motorcycle dealer to schedule a free
repair. To locate their local dealer or for more information, consumers should call
American Honda at (888) 289-8226 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or
go to the company's web site at
Registered owners of the vehicles
have been notified directly by American Honda about the recall.
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