A recall has landed for the Honda Fury, which affects only 20 units of the cruiser-styled motorcycle. According to documents filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the recall is a result of the bikes missing welds on the fuel tank.
This is because during the manufacturing process, a disruption at the factory allowed a batch of fuel tanks to skip the final welding stage. As such, certain fuel tanks did not receive the necessary welds around the stay bracket, and have only tack welds holding them together.
As you can imagine, vibrations from the road and engine can cause the tack welds to break, which could cause a fuel leak that could pose a safety hazard.
To remedy the situation, Honda will notify affected owners, and Honda dealers will inspect the fuel tank welds. If necessary, Honda dealers will replace the fuel tank free of charge. This recall is expected to begin in December 2017.
The recall only affects motorcycles that have received a replacement fuel tank, from the 2017, 2016, and 2010 model years.
Concerned Honda Fury owners may contact American Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. As always, the NHTSA is also available at 1-888-327-4236 and safercar.gov