Well, now with another wave of Takata airbag recalls, once again we see Big Red’s venerable tourer getting recalled by the NHTSA – 882 units to be precise, from the 2006-2009 and 2012 model years.
The recall stems from the fact that the inflators for the airbag may degrade over time, because of humidity and temperature, which could cause an unpredictably larger explosion when an airbag inflation is triggered.
The explosion may be large enough in fact, that it could rupture the inflation device, and thus pose a health risk.
Because of this safety hazard, Honda will be recalling airbag equipped Gold Wing motorcycles, again. Honda will notify affected owners, and Honda dealers will replace the air bag module, free of charge.
This recall is expected to begin on January 24, 2017. Concerned owners may contact Honda Motorcycle Customer Support at 1-866-784-1870, and reference recall number KE5.
As always, the NHTSA is also available at 1-888-327-4236 and safercar.gov.