December 17, 2020 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 20V797000
An engine stall can increase the risk of a crash or injury.
NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V797
Components FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
Potential Number of Units Affected 2,690
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2018-2019 Africa Twin Adventure Sports (CRF1000L) and 2020 Africa Twin Adventure Sports (CRF1100L) motorcycles. Contaminants inside the fuel tank may cause the fuel filter to clog, possibly resulting in an engine stall.
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will drain and clean the fuel tank, and replace the fuel filter assembly, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin February 15, 2021. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-866-784-1870. Honda’s number for this recall is KL4.
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
December 17, 2020
Mr. Jeffrey Giuseppe
Associate Administrator for Enforcement
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Attn: Recall Management Division (NVS-215)
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, D.C. 20590
Part 573, Defect Information Report
2018-2020 Model Year Honda Africa Twin Adventure Sports Motorcycles
Fuel Filter Assembly
Dear Mr. Giuseppe:
In accordance with the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act and 49 CFR Part 573 Defect and Noncompliance and Responsibility Reports, Honda is submitting the enclosed Defect Information Report regarding a safety recall of 2018-2020 model year Honda Africa Twin Adventure Sports motorcycles to address a defect with the fuel filter assembly.
If you have any questions about this report, please feel free to contact me.
AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.
Product Regulatory Office
DEFECT INFORMATION REPORT
Name of manufacturer:
Honda Motor Co., Ltd., Kumamoto Factory
American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
1919 Torrance Blvd.
Torrance, CA 90501-2746
Identification of potentially affected vehicles:
|Make/Model||Model Year||Dates of Manufacture||Number of Vehicles|
|Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin Adventure Sports||2018||03/20/2018 – 07/24/2018||1,292|
|Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin Adventure Sports||2019||08/30/2018 – 03/27/2019||877|
|Honda CRF1100L Africa Twin Adventure Sports||2020||08/28/2019 – 05/27/2020||521|
Description of the basis for the determination of the recall population:
The recall population was determined based on manufacturing records. The production range reflects all possible vehicles that could experience the problem.
Description of how the vehicles being recalled differ from similar vehicles not included in the recall:
All vehicles produced within the dates of manufacture ranges specified above are affected. As a process improvement, fuel tanks now undergo an additional cleaning process to remove contaminants after welding has been completed.
Identification of affected components:
Component: Fuel Filter Assembly
Country of Origin: Japan
Manufacturer: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
Total number of potentially affected vehicles: 2,690
Percentage of affected vehicles that contain the defect: 100%
Zinc oxide, generated in the fuel tank manufacturing/welding process, can contaminate the fuel and clog the fuel filter. Under these conditions, the engine could potentially stall, increasing the risk of a crash.
August – September 2018
Honda received a report of engine hesitation/stalling under acceleration with a clogged fuel filter and debris in the fuel tank, respectively, in the U.S. and Canada markets and began an investigation.
October – December 2018
Investigations were closed, as Honda was unable to identify the root cause.
March 28, 2019
June – July 2019
Honda received two additional reports of failed fuel pumps in the U.S.
June – December 2019
Honda investigated and analyzed the issues but did not identify a root cause.
January – May 2020
March – May 2020
June – August 2020
Honda received 18 additional claims and reports on the issue in the North American and European markets.
September – November 2020
Honda analyzed and reviewed the increase in occurrences to identify the population of potentially affected vehicles.
December 10, 2020
Honda determined that a defect related to motor vehicle safety exists and decided to conduct a safety recall.
As of December 10, 2020, Honda has received 180 warranty claims, 74 field reports, and no reports of crashes or injuries related to this issue.
Program for remedying the defect:
Registered owners of all affected vehicles will be contacted by mail and asked to bring their vehicle to an authorized Honda motorcycle dealer. The dealer will drain, clean the fuel tank, and replace the fuel filter assembly, for free.
The notification date to dealers: December 15, 2020
The estimated date to start notifications to owners: February 15, 2021
Representative copies of all notices, bulletins and other communications:
A copy of the dealer service bulletin, the final customer notification letter and other dealer communication will be submitted to your office as soon as possible.
A draft of the owner notification letter will be submitted to your office as soon as possible.
Manufacturer’s campaign number: KL4
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December 15, 2020
Re: STOP SALE NOTICE: 2018-2019 CRF1000L2/D2 and 2020 CRF1100L4/D4 (AFRICA TWIN ADVENTURE
Dear Honda Dealer:
Honda is issuing a STOP SALE NOTICE on ALL 2018-2019 CRF1000L2/D2 and CERTAIN 2020 CRF1100L4/D4
(Africa Twin Adventure Sports) motorcycles to repair a fuel filter clogging issue. Contaminants present in the fuel
tank can clog the fuel filter. A clogged fuel filter can cause the motorcycle’s engine to stall, increasing the risk of a
crash or injury.
ONLY Africa Twin Adventure Sports models (large capacity fuel tanks) are affected by this STOP SALE.
Standard Africa Twin models are not affected.
Effective immediately, you MUST NOT SELL any affected NEW or USED 2018-2019 CRF1000L2/D2 or CERTAIN
2020 CRF1100L4/D4 (Africa Twin Adventure Sports) motorcycle until it is repaired according to the associated
Any NEW or USED 2018-2019 CRF1000L2/D2 and CERTAIN 2020 CRF1100L4/D4 (Africa Twin Adventure Sports)
To search for applicable recalls on a specific unit, use Unit Information on iN.
To manage your affected inventory, use eResponsibility Report.
Service Bulletin Multiple Model: CRF1000/1100 #1, which includes all of the information relating to this Safety
Recall, will be available on iN by Tuesday, December 22, 2020.
Parts will be available through the normal parts ordering process beginning December 22, 2020. See Service Bulletin
Multiple Model: CRF1000/1100 #1 for parts information.
American Honda intends to mail customer letters to all owners of affected 2018-2019 CRF1000L2/D2 and 2020
CRF1100L4/D4 (Africa Twin Adventure Sports) motorcycles in January 2021. Customers will be informed that their
motorcycle may be affected by a safety related defect and will be advised to make an appointment with an
authorized Honda dealer for repair.
Make sure all departments in your dealership are aware of this Safety Recall.
If you have any questions, please contact AHM TechLine through TechLine Connect on iN or contact your District
American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
Sent on 12 15 2020 Expires on 01 15 2021
From American Honda Powersports Products
Subject STOP SALE NOTICE: 2018-2019 CRF1000 and CERTAIN 2020 CRF1100 Africa Twin
American Honda Motor Co., Inc. Page 1 of 2
Powersports Division MTB 17665 (2012)
American Honda Motor Co., Inc. Page 2 of 2
3 Affected Products
4 Associated Documents
Manufacturer Notices(to Dealers,etc) – STOP SALE NOTICE: 2018-2019 CRF1000L2/D2 and 2020 CRF1100L4/D4 (AFRICA TWIN ADVENTURE SPORTS MODELS)
Defect Notice 573 Report
Miscellaneous Document – Part 573, Defect Information Report
Latest Recalls Documents
For the most up to date documents from NHTSA for this Recall, click the lick above
1 Associated Investigation
Clogged fuel filter causing a stall.
NHTSA ID: PE20013
Dated opened: August 10, 2020
The Office of Defects Investigation (ODI) is opening this Preliminary Evaluation (PE) on model year (MY) 2018 – 2020 Honda African Twin (CRF 1000 – 1100) motorcycles based on allegations of a sudden loss of power as a result of an engine stall.
ODI is aware of 26 consumer complaints alleging a stalling condition on the subject motorcycles. Many consumers allege the motorcycle stalled suddenly while riding. While speeds vary, most consumers allege the stalling occurred at highway speeds. This stalling condition is allegedly caused by clogged fuel filters. The subject vehicle fuel filters are becoming contaminated with zinc-oxide (corrosion). The corrosion is coming from the inside of the fuel tank, along the end seam of a joint weld. The corrosion clogs the fuel filter, restricts fuel flow to the engine, and subsequently causes a sudden engine stall. Additionally, ODI has received multiple manufacturer field reports describing stalling due to clogged fuel filters.
During complainant interviews, ODI learned that the bike can sometimes be restarted after the initial stall. However, several consumers described this restart as causing a false sense of security because after the restart, when trying to accelerate and merge into traffic, the bike quickly stalled again upon throttle demand. This time the rider is placed in the middle of traffic, potentially causing a crash or risk of injury.
ODI also learned that Honda implemented a fuel tank cleaning improvement campaign in mid-production (March 6, 2020) as a result of these failures. ODI is not aware of any complaints in the population of bikes manufactured after this production change was implemented.
A Preliminary Evaluation has been opened to determine the frequency of this failure mechanism and understand the conditions that might influence this malfunction on the subject vehicles.
The ODI reports cited above can be reviewed at:http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/owners/SearchNHTSAID using the following complaint identification numbers: 11234560,11307903, 11316901, 11319660, 11324033, 11326571, 11327616, 11327924, 11328143, 11328156,11328160, 11328215,11328216, 11328220, 11329323, 11329491, 11329728, 11329851, 11329888, 11329890, 11330442, 11332003, 11337202, 11337739, 11337865, 11337887
- High volume, low pressure
- Simple to clean by backflushing
- Available with 1/4Inch flange
- Available in single or 12-packs
- Inline Fuel Filter fits 5/16 inside diameter hoses; overall length (in): 4.200 in. / 10.66 cm; outside diameter (in): 1.070 in./ 2.717 cm
- Features chrome-plated and barbed ends; Inlet Attachment: Hose barb
- Durable nylon materials with glass; Clear housing allows for an easy visual check of fuel condition
- Designed to trap large particles in the fuel in order to prevent them from getting into the engine and potentially causing serious damage
- Universal fit, and easy to install with no special tools or skills required; fast shipping & excellent customer service; one year warranty
- Replacement parts,non original
- Package include 2pcs fuel filters + 1pc HURI pocket tape
- Note:you could apply for a full refund if you didn't receive HURI branded pocket tape
- Fuel mixture screw: FCR carb
- Fits Keihin pumper carburetors (FCR). This part fits all YZ/WR 426F, 250F, 450F bikes, as well as the YFZ quads.It does not fit the YZ and WR 400FS. Compatible with Honda CRF450 and CRF250 (All models). They fit the new Kawasaki KX250F and its brother, the Suzuki RMZ 250. Also fits 2003 and newer KTM RFS 4-strokes - 450 and 525. It will not fit 02 and older KTM 400 and 520 bikes
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- 【Where to use 】No fuel will reach your engine if the fuel filter does not work properly. Replace it with a Ciao Yi motorcycle fuel filters and scooter fuel filters made to ensure that your vehicle's engine has clean fuel.
- 【Easy to install 】The universal fuel filter is provided with quick-connect fittings that allow for easy installation and removal.
- 【Rating-30 micron】The fuel filter is an inline replacement element designed to remove particles larger than 30 microns. This helps ensure that the engine operates at peak efficiency, extends the life of engine by trapping sediment buildup, and reduces particulate emission
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- Color: Transparent / Material: Nylon & Bronze Element / Overall Height: Approx. 54mm / Type: 1/4" 6mm
- Manufacturer Part Number: 8420 01 9909, 8420-01-9909
- Item Shipped From China
- Arrival Within 8-15 Business Days
- 2 feet of 5.5mm Genuine Honda fuel line - 1 clear fuel filter
- Fuel Filter Specifications: A little over 2" long and 7/8" diameter. Outer diameter of the barb fitting is 8mm. Fits 1/4" (6mm) fuel line Clear high impact polymer housing with sintered bronze element. Resistant to all standard fuel.
- Fuel Line Specifications: Honda Part Number: 95001-55008 Inner Diameter: 5.5mm Outer Diameter: 10.3mm
- Fitment: The Fuel Filter Housing Is Made Of Clear Nylon. Sonically Welded For No-leak, No-break Performance. 90 Degree Fuel Filter For 1/4" 5/16" Hose Line For Honda/Yamaha/Suzuki/ ATV Quad UTV Dirt Bike Scooter Snowmobile Motorcycle Go Kart Mini Bikes For MTD/Kohle/ Briggs Stratton/Kawasaki Mower Tractor
- Please Carefully Check All Pictures And Sizes In The Listing To Make Sure It's The Correct Product You Need
- Package Include: 10pcs Aftermarket Gas Fuel Filter / 1pc Bottle Opener
- Reminder: The Same Model May Use The Different Parts, So Please Check Your Stock One Before Place The Order
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