For the second time, Honda is recalling motorcycles due to a problem that may cause their brakes to malfunction. According to an article from The Associated Press, the Honda GL-1800, model years 2001-2010, was the subject of an initial motorcycle recall in 2011 because of the defective brakes. The company has continued to receive complaints since that time. The recent recall involves the same model years, with the addition of 2012 models, and covers 126,000 motorcycles.
There is a problem with the secondary brake master cylinder in the motorcycles, the article reported. It can cause the rear brake to drag and potentially lead to a crash or a fire. As of late July, Honda had received 533 complaints about the issue. Though there had been no reports of injuries or fatalities caused by the problem, eight of the complaints reported small fires. Honda has filed documents with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in which it states that no root cause for the problem has been found and that an investigation into the issue is ongoing.
Owners of Honda GL-1800 motorcycles within the recalled model years should receive a letter from the company detailing how to look for the problem, the article stated. A second letter will be sent when replacement parts or repairs are available, and in the meantime, owners are encouraged to take their motorcycles to the dealer for inspection if they find that the problem does exist with their bike.
Although Honda has not yet determined what the root cause of the defective brake is on the GL-1800 models, you can trust that if you’ve been injured in an accident, the attorneys from DDB Law will find out what caused your accident. Whether it’s a defective part or a negligent driver, we will find the answers needed to fight for the compensation you deserve. For more information or to schedule a free consultation, contact us.