American Honda Recall certain CRF450R Due to Crash and Injury Hazards

210430 Honda CRF450R recall (678.1)

WASHINGTON, D.C. – April 30, 2021 – (Motor Sports NewsWire) –

Honda Recall Summary

Name of product: CRF450R Off-Road Motorcycles

Hazard: The motorcycle’s drive chain can break while in use, causing the vehicle to suddenly lose its drive force, posing crash and injury hazards to the rider.

Remedy: Repair

Recall date: April 29, 2021

Units: About 536

Consumer Contact: American Honda toll-free at 866-784-1870 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or online at and click on “Recall Information” at the bottom of the page for more information.

Honda Recall Details

Description: This recall involves 2021 model year CRF450R off-road motorcycles. The motorcycles were sold in red, with the model name CRF450R printed on a label located on both sides of the motorcycle. Honda is printed on the front and both sides of the motorcycle. Motorcycles with the last six digits of the VIN number between 400223 and 401056 are included in this recall. The VIN number is stamped on the frame at the head tube behind the front suspension fork.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled off-road motorcycles and contact an authorized Honda Powersports dealer to schedule an appointment for a free repair. Honda is contacting all known purchasers directly.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received two reports of the off-road motorcycle’s drive chain breaking. No injuries have been reported.

Sold At: Authorized Honda Powersports dealers nationwide from August 2020 through March 2021 for about $9,600.

Distributor(s): American Honda Motor Co. Inc., of Torrance, Calif

Manufactured In: Japan

Recall number: 21-741

This recall was conducted, voluntarily by the company, under CPSC’s Fast Track Recall process. Fast Track recalls are initiated by firms, who commit to work with CPSC to quickly announce the recall and remedy to protect consumers.

About the U.S. CPSC

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.

Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.

Source: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission