KM3 – Dim Rear Reflector Lens/FMVSS 108 – 2020-2021 Honda Super Cub C125, CB500X, CB650R, CBR300R, CBR500R, CBR650R, Rebel 300, Rebel 500, Monkey, 2020 CRF250L, GROM, 2021 CRF300L, & CB500F Motorcycles

May 24, 2021 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 21V382000

Dim Rear Reflector Lens/FMVSS 108

A dim rear reflector may reduce the visibility of the motorcycle to other drivers, increasing the risk of a crash or injury.

 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 21V382

Manufacturer Honda (American Honda Motor Co.)

Components EXTERIOR LIGHTING

Potential Number of Units Affected 28,528

 

Summary

Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2020-2021 Super Cub C125, CB500X, CB650R, CBR300R, CBR500R, CBR650R, Rebel 300, Rebel 500, Monkey, 2020 CRF250L, GROM, 2021 CRF300L, and CB500F motorcycles. The rear reflector lens may not reflect brightly enough. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 108, “Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment.”

 

Remedy

Dealers will replace the rear reflector, free of charge. Owner notification letters were mailed July 7, 2021. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-866-784-1870. Honda’s number for this recall is KM3.

 

Notes

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.nhtsa.gov.

 

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SAFETY RECALL

MULTIPLE MODEL – REAR REFLECTOR

 

BACKGROUND

Honda is launching a SAFETY RECALL on CERTAIN motorcycles listed in the AFFECTED

UNITS section of this bulletin to replace the rear reflector, which does not meet FMVSS reflectiveness requirements. A rear reflector that does not meet reflective requirements may reduce visibility from behind, increasing the risk of a rear collision and possible injury or death.

This Service Bulletin includes the reflector replacement procedure, parts information, and warranty template claim information.

Honda will notify customers with affected vehicles via letter in July 2021, advising them to make an appointment with an authorized Honda dealer to perform the recall repair by replacing the rear reflector with an updated part.

 

PARTS INFORMATION

Parts are available through the normal parts ordering process.

DESCRIPTION PART NUMBER QTY.
*Reflector Set 06330-K76-305 1

 

*Kit includes: Rear Reflector, 5mm Locking Nut.

 

AFFECTED UNITS

TEMPLATE MODEL YEAR TYPE VIN RANGE
KM3A C125A 2020 AC MLHJA4857L5101405 thru MLHJA4858L5102160
C125A 2021 AC MLHJA4855M5200001 thru MLHJA4854M5200720
CRF250L 2020 AC MLHMD4414L5300001 thru MLHMD4416L5302039
CRF250LA 2020 AC MLHMD4450L5300001 thru MLHMD4455L5300480
CRF250LR 2020 AC MLHMD4405L5300001 thru MLHMD440XL5300592
CRF250LRA 2020 AC MLHMD4441L5300001 thru MLHMD444XL5300255
CRF300LR 2021 AC MLHND1606M5000002 thru MLHND1602M5000241
CRF300LRA 2021 AC MLHND1642M5000002 thru MLHND1649M5000241
CRF300L 2021 AC MLHND1615M5000002 thru MLHND1618M5000057
CRF300LA 2021 AC MLHND1651M5000002 thru MLHND1653M5000485
CBR650RA 2020 2AC MLHRH0159L5100001 thru MLHRH0157L5100448
CBR650RA 2020 AC MLHRH0153M5200001 thru MLHRH0157M5200096
CB650RA 2021 AC MLHRH0257L5100321 thru MLHRH0257L5100576
CBR650RA 2021 AC MLHRH0255M5200001 thru MLHRH0254M5200202
MONKEY125 2020 AC MLHJB0219L5101031 thru MLHJB0219L5101952
MONKEY125A 2020 AC MLHJB0258L5100567 thru MLHJB025XL5100778
MONKEY125 2021 AC MLHJB0210M5200001 thru MLHJB0215M5203055
MONKEY125A 2021 AC MLHJB0257M5200001 thru MLHJB0251M5200611
KM3B CBR300R 2020 5A MLHNC5100L5600367 thru MLHNC5101L5600510
CBR300R 2020 5AC MLHNC5119L5600067 thru MLHNC5116L5600074
CBR300RA 2020 5AC MLHNC515XL5600145 thru MLHNC5157L5600152
CBR300R 2021 5A MLHNC5107M5700001 thru MLHNC5102M5700116
CBR300R 2021 5AC MLHNC5116M5700001 thru MLHNC5112M5700044
CBR300RA 2021 5AC MLHNC5152M5700001 thru MLHNC5150M5700112
CMX300 2020 A MLHNC5303L5300321 thru MLHNC530XL5300512
CMX300 2020 AC MLHNC5318L5300033 thru MLHNC53175300072
CMX300A 2020 AC MLHNC5354L5300193 thru MLHNC535XL5300568
CMX300 2021 A MLHNC5301M5400001 thru MLHNC5304M5400476
CMX300 2021 AC MLHNC5310M5400001 thru MLHNC5318M5400084
CMX300A 2021 AC MLHNC5357M5400001 thru MLHNC5357M5401584
CMX500 2020 A MLHPC560XL5300207 thru MLHNPC5601L5300774
CMX500 2020 AC MLHPC5616L5300049 thru MLHPC5611L5300122
CMX500A 2020 AC MLHPC5652L5300259 thru MLHPC565X9L5301120
CMX500 2021 A MLHPC5606M5400001 thru MLHPC560XM5400390
CMX500 2021 AC MLHPC5614M5400001 thru MLPHC5618M5400056
CMX500A 2021 AC MLHPC5651M5400001 thru MLHPC5651M5400869
CMX500A2 2021 AC MLHPC5647M5000001 thru MLHPC5649M5000775
CBR500R 2020 AC MLHPC6213L5100287 thru MLHPC6210L5100604
CBR500RA 2020 AC MLHPC6253L5100163 thru MLHPC6255L5100357
CBR500RA 2021 AC MLHPC6254M5200001 thru MLHPC6255M5200928
CB500FA 2021 AC MLHPC6356M5200001 thru MLHPC6356M5200256
CB500X 2020 AC MLHPC6411L5100169 thru MLHPC6413L5100318
CB500XA 2020 AC MLHPC6458L5100043 thru MLHPC6457L5100163
CB500XA 2021 AC MLHPC6458M5200001 thru MLHPC6453M5200570

 

TEMPLATE MODEL YEAR TYPE VIN RANGE
KM3C GROM125 2020 AC MLHJC7517L5204711 thru MLHJC7518L5211960
GROM125A 2020 AC MLHJC7551L5200804 thru MLHJC7551L5201239

 

RECALL REPAIR PROCEDURE

C125/A:

1. Remove the three Cap Nuts [1] from the Rear Fender Comp [2] and remove the License Plate Bracket.

2. Remove the License Plate Bracket [1] from the Rear Fender Comp [2].

3. Remove the U-nut [1] from the License Plate Bracket and remove the defective Reflector.

4. Install the new Reflector by aligning the Reflector pin to the fixing hole.

Tighten the new U-nut to 13 in-lbs (1.5 N.m).

Re-install the parts in reverse order of removal.

 

GROM125/A:

1. Unlock the Seat with the key and remove the Double Seat Assembly.

2. Remove the four bolts [1] from the Frame Body.

3. Remove the Rear Fender Assembly [2] from the Frame Body.

4. Install the new Reflector [8] by aligning the Reflector pin [9] with the fixing hole [10].

Tighten the new U-nut to 15 in-lbs (1.7 N.m).

Re-Install the parts in the reverse order of removal.

 

CBR650R/A, CB650R/A:

1. Remove the U-nut [1] from the rear fender.

2. Remove the defective Rear Reflector and install the new Reflector [2] by aligning the Reflector pin [3] with the fixing hole [4].

Tighten the new U-nut to 16 in-lbs (1.8 N.m).

 

CB500X/A:

1. Remove the three socket bolts [1] from the Rear Fender Cover [2].

2. Remove the four screws [3] securing the License Light Bracket [4].

NOTE: It is not necessary to remove the license light from the cover.

3. Remove the U-nut on the backside of the defective Rear Reflector and install the new Reflector [5] by aligning the Reflector pin [6] to the fixing hole [7].

Tighten the new U-nut to 13 in-lbs (1.5 N.m).

Re-install the parts in the reverse order of removal.

 

CBR500R/A, CB500F:

1. Remove the one screw [1] from the Rear Fender Cover.

2. Remove the five socket bolts [2] from the Rear Fender A.

3. Release the Rear Fender Cover from the Rear Fender A and Rear Fender Stay. Remove the U-nut [3] from the Reflector.

4. Remove the defective Reflector and install the new Reflector [4] by aligning the Reflector pin [5] to the fixing hole [6].

Tighten the new U-nut to13 in-lbs (1.5 N.m).

Re-install the parts in the reverse order for removal. [5]

 

CMX300/A, CMX500/A:

1. Remove the two bolts [1] from the Rear Fender A.

2. Remove the two bolts [2] from the Rear Fender Stay.

3. Remove the Rear Fender A [3] from the Tail Light Unit.

4. Remove the U-nut [4] from the Rear Fender A.

5. Remove the defective Reflector and install the new Reflector [5] by aligning the Reflector pin [6] to the fixing hole [7].

Tighten the new U-nut to 13 in-lbs (1.5 N.m).

Re-install the parts in reverse order of removal. [5]

 

CRF250L/A, CRF250LR/LRA, CRF300L/A, CRF300LR/LRA:

1. Remove the U-nut [1] from the License Plate Bracket.

2. Remove the defective Reflector and install the new Reflector [2] by aligning the Reflector pin [3] to the fixing hole [4].

Tighten the new U-nut to 15 in-lbs (1.7 N.m).

 

CBR300R/A:

1. Remove the three screws [1] to remove the License Light Bracket [2] from the Rear Fender.

2. Remove the U-nut [3] and Reflector [4] from the License Light Bracket and install the new Reflector by aligning the Reflector pin to the fixing hole.

Tighten the new U-nut to 13 in-lbs (1.5 N.m).

Re-install the parts in the reverse order for removal.

 

MONKEY125/A:

1. Remove the U-nut [1] from the Rear Fender.

2. Remove the defective Reflector and install the new Reflector [2] by aligning the Reflector pin to the fixing hole.

Tighten the new U-nut to 13 in-lbs (1.5 N.m).

 


Noncompliance Information Report

 

573.6(c)(1)

Name of manufacturer:
Thai Honda Manufacturing Co., Ltd.

 

Manufacturer’s agent:
Jeff Chang
American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
1919 Torrance Blvd.
Torrance, CA 90501-2746

 

573.6(c)(2)

Identification of potentially affected vehicles:

Make/Model Model Year Dates of Manufacture Number of Vehicles
Honda Super Cub C125 2020 01/10/2020 to 03/10/2020 756
Honda Super Cub C125 2021 04/01/2020 to 02/08/2021 720
Honda CB500F 2021 11/06/2020 to 02/06/2021 256
Honda CB500X 2020 01/10/2020 to 06/24/2020 270
Honda CB500X 2021 08/07/2020 to 02/05/2021 570
Honda CB650R 2020 02/15/2020 to 08/14/2020 256
Honda CB650R 2021 11/11/2020 to 01/14/2021 192
Honda CBR300R 2020 01/16/2020 to 11/03/2020 160
Honda CBR300R 2021 01/08/2021 to 02/08/2021 272
Honda CBR500R 2020 01/09/2020 to 04/03/2020 512
Honda CBR500R 2021 10/07/2020 to 02/11/2021 928
Honda CBR650R 2020 02/11/2020 to 08/20/2020 448
Honda CBR650R 2021 01/22/2021 to 01/22/2021 96
Honda Rebel 300 2020 01/06/2020 to 09/24/2020 608
Honda Rebel 300 2021 11/10/2020 to 01/28/2021 2,144
Honda Rebel 500 2020 01/08/2020 to 09/30/2020 1,504
Honda Rebel 500 2021 11/10/2020 to 02/12/2021 2,090
Honda CRF250L 2020 01/07/2020 to 10/07/2020 3,240
Honda CRF300L 2021 01/19/2021 to 02/12/2021 1,020
Honda GROM 2020 01/07/2020 to 02/06/2021 7,686
Honda MONKEY 2020 01/14/2020 to 03/26/2020 1,134
Honda MONKEY 2021 06/02/2020 to 02/11/2021 3,666

 

Description of the basis for the determination of the recall population:

The recall population was determined based on manufacturing records. The manufacturing range reflects all possible vehicles that could potentially experience the problem.

             

Description of how the vehicles being recalled differ from similar vehicles not included in the recall:

All vehicles referenced above within the production range of January 2020 through February 2021 are affected. As a process improvement effort, the rear reflector supplier has corrected the manufacturing process and implemented a final inspection of the reflectors.

Identification of affected component:

Component: Reflex Reflector
Part No.: 33741-KPL-9021-M1

Country of Origin: India
Manufacturer: FIEM Industries Limited

 

573.6(c)(3)

Total number of potentially affected vehicles: 28,528

 

573.6(c)(4)

Percentage of affected vehicles that contain the noncompliance: 100%

 

573.6(c)(5)

Noncompliance description:

Due to a change in the manufacturing process, the injection molding cycle time for the affected vehicles’ rear reflector lens was shortened, resulting in reflectors having lower photometric performance than intended. As a result, the reflectors may not comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) 108 – Lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment, potentially reducing vehicle visibility and increasing the risk of a crash and injury.

 

573.6(c)(7)

Determination of noncompliance:

December 2020

After a compliance test by Korean motor vehicle authorities on a sampling of rear reflectors, Honda Korea was informed that the rear reflectors of a Korean market vehicle were noncompliant.

 

December 2020 – January 2021

Honda and the rear reflector supplier performed internal tests to further investigate the noncompliance and confirmed that the rear reflectors were noncompliant because of a shortened injection molding cycle time of the reflector lens.

 

January – March 2021

Honda investigated the affected population and whether the affected models were out of compliance under other countries’ regulations.

 

May 17, 2021

Honda determined that an FMVSS noncompliance existed on the referenced models and decided to conduct a noncompliance recall.

 

573.6(c)(8)(i)

Program for remedying the noncompliance:

Registered owners of all affected vehicles will be contacted by mail and asked to take their vehicle to an authorized Honda Powersports dealer. The dealer will replace the rear reflector for free. Owners who have paid to have these repairs completed at their own expense will be eligible for reimbursement, in accord with the recall reimbursement plan on file with NHTSA.

 

573.6(c)(8)(ii)

The estimated date to start notification to dealers: May 24, 2021

The estimated date to start notifications to owners: July 23, 2021

 

573.6(c)(10)

Representative copies of all notices, bulletins, and other communications: A copy of the dealer service bulletin, the final owner 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.

 

573.6(c)(11)

Manufacturer’s campaign number: KM3

 


 

 


22 Affected Products

Vehicles

MAKE MODEL YEAR
HONDA C125 2020-2021
HONDA CB500F 2021
HONDA CB500X 2020-2021
HONDA CB650R 2020-2021
HONDA CBR300R 2020-2021
HONDA CBR500R 2020-2021
HONDA CBR650R 2020-2021
HONDA CMX300 2020-2021
HONDA CMX500 2020-2021
HONDA CRF250L 2020
HONDA CRF300L 2021
HONDA GROM125 2020
HONDA MONKEY125 2020-2021

 


7 Associated Documents

ISSUED Owner Notification Letter(Part 577)

RCONL-21V382-4425.pdf 218.395KB

RCONL-21V382-4425

 


Remedy Instructions and TSB

RCRIT-21V382-2655.pdf 778.507KB

RCRIT-21V382-2655

 


Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-21V382-4121.pdf 1300.391KB

RCAK-21V382-4121

 


Recall 573 Report – Amendment 1

RCLRPT-21V382-3039.PDF 226.09KB

RCLRPT-21V382-3039

 


Noncompliance Notice 573 Report

RCLRPT-21V382-3672.PDF 226.084KB

RCLRPT-21V382-3672

 


Miscellaneous Document – NHTSA Recall No. 21V-382 Part 573, Noncompliance Information Report

RMISC-21V382-4065.pdf 82.604KB

RMISC-21V382-4065

 


Recall Quarterly Report #2, 2021-4

RCLQRT-21V382-3119.PDF 211.245KB

RCLQRT-21V382-3119

 


Latest Recalls Documents

https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs/documentList.xhtml?docId=21V382&docType=RCL

 


 

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