Honda CBR300R & CB300F Recalled for Faulty Crankshafts

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Honda has issued a sizable recall for 11,424 motorcycles, which pertains to the Honda CBR300R and Honda CB300F motorcycles for the 2015 and 2016 model years. The recall stems from a the bikes’ crankshafts, which may have been machined improperly, and as a result could cause the rod bearing to fail.

Since a rod bearing failure could potentially stall the engine, a recall was filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

So far, Honda has only found 41 affected motorcycles, with zero injuries reported. Honda dealers were notified in July to stop sales of the CBR300R & CB300F until recall work could be completed.

This recall is expected to begin at the end of the month, on August 31, 2016.

According to the NTHSA filing, Honda will notify affected CBR300R & CB300F owners, and Honda dealers will replace the crankshaft assembly, free of charge. Dealer flat rate on this recall is 5.9 hours of work.

Concerned owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-866-784-1870, and reference Honda recall number KB9. As always, the NHTSA is also available at 1-888-327-4236 and

Source: NHTSA