Honda is Recalling certain 2013-2015 CB500 / CBR500 motorcycles

WASHINGTON, D.C. – August 21, 2015 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –

Report Receipt Date: JUL 29, 2015
NHTSA Campaign Number: 15V475000
Component(s): FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
Potential Number of Units Affected: 14,575

All Products Associated with this Recall

Vehicle Make

HONDA

HONDA

Model

CB500

CBR500

Model Year(s)

2013 – 2015

2013 – 2015

Manufacturer: Honda (American Honda Motor Co.)

SUMMARY:
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain model year 2013-2015 Honda CBR500 motorcycles manufactured January 24, 2013, to May 14, 2015, and 2013-2015 CB500 motorcycles manufactured January 31, 2013, to May 16, 2015. The affected motorcycles may experience the fuel level sensor float arm becoming deformed due to exposure to environmental and roadway conditions. This deformation can cause the float arm to separate from the fuel level sensor body.

CONSEQUENCE:
If the float arm separates from the sensor body, it can give the fuel meter inaccurate information, or in some cases the float may contact the positive and negative terminals causing an electrical short. Either condition may cause the vehicle to stall, increasing the risk of a crash.

REMEDY:
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel level sensor assembly, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-310-783-2000. Honda’s number for this recall is JT1.

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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