November 17, 2003
Honda Has Recalled the 2002-2003 GL1800 and GL1800A
- The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic
Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced.
American Honda Motor Company, Inc.
Models: Honda GL1800 Years: 2002-2003
Honda GL1800A Years: 2002-2003
Number Potentially Involved: 8,196
Dates of Manufacture: & March – September 2002
Defect: On some motorcycles, certain frame welds do not meet manufacturing
specifications. High loads created when riding on rough road surfaces or
through potholes can cause the affected welds to crack. The welded area
could break, resulting in rear suspension collapse or lower cross member
separation, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy: Dealers will inspect and reinforce the welds on all frames. The
manufacturer has reported that owner notification is expected to begin
during October 2003. Owners may contact Honda at 1-800-999-1009.
[NHTSA Recall No. 03V350].
Regarding Auto Recalls
Frequently SafetyAlerts will list
auto recalls before
your dealer will know about them. If you have a vehicle
affected by one of these posted recalls be sure and
write down the NHTSA
CAMPAIGN ID Number.
If your dealer doesn't know about the recall when you
check, ask them how they are notified of recalls and
when the next update is due.
Did you know?
During 2001 there were over
1575 products recalled in the United
States for safety reasons!
How many did you hear
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