Recall: Honda CBR500R & CB500

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Bad news for Honda CBR500R & CB500 owners, as American Honda is recalling 14,575 units of the two motorcycle that were built for the 2013-2015 model years.

The recall comes about because of a fuel-level sensor float arm that can become deformed, due to exposure to “environmental and roadway conditions.” This deformation can cause the float arm to separate from the fuel level sensor body.

If the float arm separates from the sensor body, it can give the fuel meter inaccurate information, or in some cases the float may contact the positive and negative terminals, which would cause an electrical short.

As such the CBR500R & CB500 is being recalled, as either condition may cause the vehicle to stall, increasing the risk of a crash.

American Honda will notify affected owners, and Honda dealers will replace the fuel level sensor assembly, free of charge. Honda has not yet provided a notification schedule.

However, concerned owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-310-783-2000, and reference recall JT1. As always, the NHTSA is also available at 1-888-327-4236 and

Source: NHTSA