Honda Recalls Goldwings

American Honda Motor Co. issued the following recall on Honda Goldwings: Make / Models / Years: : HONDA / GL1800 / 2001-2004 HONDA / GL...

American Honda Motor Co. issued the following recall on Honda Goldwings:

Make / Models / Years::
HONDA / GL1800 / 2001-2004
HONDA / GL1800A / 2001-2004

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 05V027000

RECALL DATE: JAN 28, 2005

Component: STRUCTURE: FRAME AND MEMBERS

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 34,919

Summary: 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.

Consequence: 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, IF NECESSARY, REINFORCE THE WELDS ON 2001-2002 MOTORCYCLES. ON 2003-2004 MOTORCYCLES, THE UNITS WILL BE REPAIRED, NO INSPECTION WILL BE NECESSARY. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON FEBRUARY 15, 2005. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT HONDA AT 1-866-784-1870.

Notes: HONDA RECALL NO. P66. CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236.

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