WASHINGTON, D.C. January 18, 2018 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –
An inflator explosion may result in sharp metal fragments striking the rider resulting in serious injury or death.
NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V045000
Manufacturer: Honda (American Honda Motor Co.)
Components: AIR BAGS
Potential Number of Units Affected: 960
|HONDA||GL 1800 GOLD WING||2009 – 2010, 2012 – 2016|
Summary: Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2009-2010 and 2012-2016 Honda GL1800 Gold Wing motorcycles. These motorcycles have air bag inflators assembled as part of the air bag module that may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to lower absolute humidity, temperature and temperature cycling.
Remedy: Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the air bag module, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Honda Motorcycle Customer Support at 1-866-784-1870. Honda’s number for this recall is KJ1.
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
Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration