Honda is Recalling certain 2010, 2012 and 2013 VFR1200F and VFR1200FD motorcycles

WASHINGTON, D.C. – December 29, 2015 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –

RECALL Subject: Universal Joint Failure in Driveshaft

Report Receipt Date: DEC 07, 2015
NHTSA Campaign Number: 15V821000
Component(s): POWER TRAIN
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1,825

All Products Associated with this Recall

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Model Year(s)

2010, 2012 – 2013

2010, 2012 – 2013

Manufacturer: Honda (American Honda Motor Co.)

Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain model year 2010, 2012 and 2013 VFR1200F and VFR1200FD motorcycles. Manufacturing or assembly errors may result in the affected motorcycles having driveshaft universal joint bearings that may prematurely wear which can cause the universal joint to separate or break.

If the universal joint separates, the motorcycle would stall. If the universal joint breaks, it may interfere with the swing arm and lock the rear wheel. Either condition could increase the risk of a crash.

Honda will be notify owners, and dealers will replace the driveshaft, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in December 2015, however parts may not be available until mid-2016. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-800-999-1009. Honda’s number for this recall is JW2.

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