Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Honda recalling street models to inspect, replace starter relay switch

Publish Date: Jul 28, 2015
TORRANCE, Calif. - Honda announced that it is recalling motorcycles from the 2014 through 2016 model years to fix a potential problem with the starter relay switch.

"During assembly of the starter relay switch, sealant may have been applied incorrectly, which could increase resistance across the main fuse, potentially interrupting the motorcycle's battery voltage to the electrical system," the OEM announced on its website. Interruption of battery voltage could cause the engine to either not start or stall while riding. "In an extreme case, the increased resistance at the main fuse could cause the starter relay switch to catch on fire," the OEM said.

Honda is notifying owners. Dealers are asked to inspect the lot number of the starter relay switch and replace it, if necessary.

At press time, NHTSA had not yet issued a recall number (we will update this story when more information becomes available). Honda's campaign ID number for this recall is JS9.

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