The title sort of says it all, doesn’t it? American Honda is recalling 4,348 units of its Honda CRF450L dual-sport because the horn may detach itself from the motorcycle.
The issue for the recall stems from the fact that the mounting structure for the horn was insufficiently designed to withstand the vibrations from the single-cylinder engine on the CRF450L.
Over time, the mounting for the horn will develop stress fractures and break, which could interfere with the motorcycle’s operations, or fall off the bike and create a road hazard.
To remedy the issue, American Honda will notify affected owners, and Honda dealers will replace the horn and horn mount, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin December 2, 2019.
Concerned CRF450L owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-866-784-1870. Honda’s number for this recall is KK4. As always, the NHTSA is also available at 1-888-327-4236 and safercar.gov.
Of note, this volume of motorcycles represents all the Honda CRF450L motorcycles that were sold in the USA for 2019.