126,000 Honda Goldwings Recalled for Faulty Brakes

12/05/2011 @ 4:11 pm, by Jensen Beeler10 COMMENTS

Honda has issued a recall with the NHTSA because of a fault with the master cylinder on the Honda Goldwing. Affecting 2001-2010 & 2012 models, the secondary master cylinder for the Goldwing’s combined braking system could have a fault that causes the rear brake to engage and drag.

Because this could destabilize the motorcycle, and poses a potential fire danger from heat caused by excessive friciton, Honda is recalling all 126,000 Goldwings the issue could potentially affect.

Honda will be notifying Goldwings owners, and Honda dealers will inspect, and if necessary, replace the secondary master cylinder free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 4th, 2012.

Concerned Honda Goldwing owners can call Honda customer service at 1-866-784-1870. And as always, the NHTSA is available at 1-888-327-4236 or safercar.gov.

Source: NHTSA

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  • bemer2six

    My God what a monstrosity ! Should be recalled for ugliness and never be seen again… Lol

  • AK

    Sofa on wheels; Oh God Whyy!!!!!!!!

  • Richard Gozinya

    I recently saw one next to a Harley softail. The Harley looked ungainly by comparison. And I guess they actually handle surprisingly well, particularly given their size.

  • woops! ;-)

  • wayne

    A friend let me take his 06 wing for a quick 20 mile spin and now I get it. Ride one and you might too. They are remarkably nimble because of the engine placement. It’s low AND flat so the CG is low and gives an overall feeling of real stability. It doesn’t handle like my 02 SV, but it is genuinely surprising. And frickin’ plush!

  • Eric

    bemer2six said, “God what a monstrosity ! Should be recalled for ugliness and never be seen again… Lol”

    Another BMW elitest opens his pie hole and reveals ignorance. The wing is far better than any beemer – if only because it is far more reliable. It also handles very well and has the best sound system of any bike made. Did I mention the resale of the wing compared to the BMW.

    Keep the eurojunk.

  • Greg

    Those of you who have or would bash the ‘wing do not own one, let alone smart enough to ride a Rupp mini-bike, or have even taken a ride on one,, Only maintenance done to my “07 is required minimum and new tires every 12-15k miles, my one and only true gripe about this machine is the time and effort required to replace the friggin’ air filter.
    The ride cant be beat and the engine is smooth as butter, I’ve converted two scooter tramps, by letting them ride on back, that absolutely demanded that their husbands s#@t can the road glide and get a Wing, and they did and have not looked back.

  • Jeff

    yeah, that ‘excessive friciton’ can lead to trouble everytime. 13,000 a year for 10 years, they must be doing more things right than wrong