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GL1800 brake recall from Honda

Postby yechave » Fri Dec 02, 2011 12:59 pm



Today Honda announced a Recall on ALL GL1800's from 2001-2012. It requires us to inspect the secondary brake master cyl on the left front brake caliper bracket.



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Re: GL1800 brake recall from Honda

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Dec 02, 2011 3:00 pm

Where did you hear this? I don't see mention of it on the Honda site, NHTSA site, or other Goldwing sites.

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Re: GL1800 brake recall from Honda

Postby yechave » Fri Dec 02, 2011 3:10 pm

My bike was transported to a Honda dealer a week or so ago for some work. They notified me today of the recall.

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Re: GL1800 brake recall from Honda

Postby mbuesing » Fri Dec 02, 2011 11:42 pm

It is true. Lots of chatter on another site.
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Re: GL1800 brake recall from Honda

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Re: GL1800 brake recall from Honda

Postby dragon2000 » Sat Dec 03, 2011 10:39 am

yechave wrote:Today Honda announced a Recall on ALL GL1800's from 2001-2012. It requires us to inspect the secondary brake master cyl on the left front brake caliper bracket.


I am curious to see how long it takes for Honda Canada to contact us.

Thanks for posting this.
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Re: GL1800 brake recall from Honda

Postby themainviking » Sat Dec 03, 2011 11:02 am

And here is the press release - says bout the same thing as Steve posted from Road Racing World.

http://www.honda.com/newsandviews/artic ... id=6426-en
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Re: GL1800 brake recall from Honda

Postby WingAdmin » Sun Dec 04, 2011 12:25 am

It's now also posted on the NHTSA web site:

Vehicle Make / Model:
Model Year(s):
HONDA / GL1800
2001-2010, 2012

Manufacturer:
HONDA (AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO.)
Mfr's Report Date:
DEC 01, 2011
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number:
11V567000
NHTSA Action Number:
N/A

Component:
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:MASTER CYLINDER
Potential Number of Units Affected:
126,000

Summary:
HONDA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2001-2010, AND MODEL YEAR 2012 GL1800 GOLDWING MOTORCYCLES. UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS, THERE IS A POSSIBILITY THAT THE COMBINED BRAKING SYSTEM'S SECONDARY MASTER CYLINDER MAY CAUSE THE REAR BRAKE TO DRAG.

Consequence:
UNEXPECTED BRAKING INCREASES THE RISK OF A CRASH, AND RIDING THE MOTORCYCLE WITH THE REAR BRAKE DRAGGING MAY GENERATE ENOUGH HEAT TO CAUSE THE REAR BRAKE TO CATCH FIRE.

Remedy:
HONDA WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE SECONDARY MASTER CYLINDER AND IF NECESSARY, REPLACE IT, FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR ABOUT JANUARY 4, 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT HONDA CUSTOMER SERVICE AT 1-866-784-1870.

Notes:
HONDA'S RECALL CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS S03. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

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Re: GL1800 brake recall from Honda

Postby Pam » Sun Dec 04, 2011 8:46 am

Heard about this a few days ago , and was waiting for more info to be published. Going to have to wait until spring though I am afraid. To cold to drag the wing out and haul it to a dealer now ( also no trailer) and to cold to ride it there, where it will sit all winter waiting for them to look at it. It can sit in the shed until then

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Re: GL1800 brake recall from Honda

Postby thrasherg » Sun Dec 04, 2011 11:25 am

Same here.. Will wait for the warmer weather, that will have given Honda time to get the spare parts in stock and communicate the recall to all dealers..

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Re: GL1800 brake recall from Honda

Postby cbx4evr » Sun Dec 04, 2011 3:11 pm

Wonder if this applies to Canadian Wings too?
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Re: GL1800 brake recall from Honda

Postby themainviking » Sun Dec 04, 2011 5:46 pm

cbx4evr wrote:Wonder if this applies to Canadian Wings too?


As the differences between US and Cdn version wings have nothing to do with the brakes, I would think so. Guess we shall have to await our letters to know for sure. The Canadian Honda recall by VIN page will not take my VIN. It keeps telling me that my VIN is not working correctly, :lol:
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Re: GL1800 brake recall from Honda

Postby Paychek » Mon Dec 05, 2011 8:31 am

What are the symptoms? I haven't had any problems?

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Re: GL1800 brake recall from Honda

Postby Red Ron » Mon Dec 05, 2011 9:00 am

Paychek wrote:What are the symptoms? I haven't had any problems?


Supposedly brakes draging, sometimes to the point to get hot enough to cause a fire. At least that is one of problems. We should start receiving notices in Jan. The timing of the whole thing makes it was planned by honda. This time of year bikes are typically put away for winter therefore owners might get the dealers to go ahead with other things like valve checks, air filters, new tires, etc. Nothing wrong with that if you have a good dealer. Might help the economy a little.

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Re: GL1800 brake recall from Honda

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Dec 05, 2011 9:41 am

Here's the owner recall notice:

http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/docse ... 7-3275.pdf

And this is the actual description of the problem, with diagrams, how it was discovered, and how they are fixing it:

http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/docse ... 7-3275.pdf

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Re: GL1800 brake recall from Honda

Postby Paychek » Mon Dec 05, 2011 1:00 pm

The recall mentions inspection and replacement if needed. I'll bet it's a supplier part model or series, etc. I'm gonna have a look.

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Re: GL1800 brake recall from Honda

Postby Fred Blind » Mon Dec 05, 2011 5:35 pm

So does Honda cover the cost of inspection and replacement?

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Re: GL1800 brake recall from Honda

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Dec 05, 2011 5:40 pm

Fred Blind wrote:So does Honda cover the cost of inspection and replacement?

Fred


If it's a recall, yes. Doesn't mean that they won't find all kinds of other things that "need" to be done at the same time, of course. :)

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Re: GL1800 brake recall from Honda

Postby Paychek » Mon Dec 05, 2011 5:57 pm

I got pics. How the hell do you post them.

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Re: GL1800 brake recall from Honda

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Dec 05, 2011 6:15 pm

Paychek wrote:I got pics. How the hell do you post them.


Have a look at: Adding pictures to your message

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Re: GL1800 brake recall from Honda

Postby Paychek » Tue Dec 06, 2011 1:02 am

There seems to be quite an acute angle here.
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Re: GL1800 brake recall from Honda

Postby themainviking » Tue Dec 06, 2011 3:08 pm

Paychek wrote:There seems to be quite an acute angle here.


Yeah, I think that is what they are looking for. It seems to be a bit much to me, but I don't get to determine if it is :lol:
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Re: GL1800 brake recall from Honda

Postby themainviking » Tue Dec 06, 2011 3:14 pm

themainviking wrote:
cbx4evr wrote:Wonder if this applies to Canadian Wings too?


As the differences between US and Cdn version wings have nothing to do with the brakes, I would think so. Guess we shall have to await our letters to know for sure. The Canadian Honda recall by VIN page will not take my VIN. It keeps telling me that my VIN is not working correctly, :lol:


I got to speak with my local dealer here today, and yes - it applies to Canadian Wings too. In fact Honda Canada is as much on this as American Honda is. Same expected procedures. Same expected time lines. My local dealer has been told that he has about 600 vehicle registered GL1800s in his area of responsibility. (considering that this area is not highly populated in comparison to a lot of other areas, that indicates that there are a pile of GL1800s to be done.) And apparently anyone who has a GL1800 registered with their version of a department of motor vehicles will get a letter, at least in Canada, as that is how Honda is locating the bikes.
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Re: GL1800 brake recall from Honda

Postby snackpak » Thu Dec 08, 2011 9:41 pm

Guess it will go to the dealer after it wakes from its winter nap.

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Re: GL1800 brake recall from Honda

Postby tfdeputydawg » Fri Dec 09, 2011 9:09 am

One might want to contact one's closest dealer ASAP on this recall. You may want to get your Wing in for inspection even if you have to trailer it there.
ALL 1800's are involved and if yours fails the inspection, I am thinking, it will sit at the dealer until the replacement parts are ordered and received!
The recall is a safety item recall. Not sure the dealer can release a failed unit until it's repaired.
It seems as of Dec 1, when Honda sent their letter to the NHTSA, there have been 26 reports including 2 that involved small fires in the rear brake area. The failure rate is estimated to be 4% or approx. 5,000 bikes. Honda is not going to release repair parts to all dealers, only to those reporting failed bikes.
Again, I'd get mine scheduled in as soon as possible.
All 1800's means those of you who have triked also! Especially if your trikes still have the brake system linked!




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