American Honda is recalling a slew of motorcycles for a faulty starter relay switch. The recall affects over 45,000 units made between 2013 and 2016. The affected models are the CB500, CBR500, CRF250L, CBR650, CTX700, NSS300, VT750, VT1300, 2015 CB300F, CBR300, CBR600, and NC700.
On the affected motorcycles, a sealant may have been incorrectly applied to the starter relay switch, and as a result the electrical system can suffer from a loss of power. This can cause the engine to stall, and the motorcycle to crash, so a recall is in order.
Honda will notify affected owners, and Honda dealers will replace any affected starter relay switches, free of charge. However, American Honda has not yet provided a notification schedule to the NHTSA.
Concerned owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-866-784-1870, and reference recall numbers JS9 and JT0. As always, the NHTSA is also available at 1-888-327-4236 and safercar.gov.