Oil Cooler Outlet Pipe – 2021 Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP Motorcycles

February 3, 2022 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 22V061000

Oil Leak from Melted Oil Cooler Pipe

A ruptured oil cooler pipe can leak oil onto the exhaust pipe or rear tires, increasing the risk of a fire, crash, or injury.


NHTSA Campaign Number: 22V061

Manufacturer Honda (American Honda Motor Co.)


Potential Number of Units Affected 331



Honda (American Honda Motor Co) is recalling certain 2021 CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP motorcycles. Under certain driving conditions, the exhaust pipe may overheat, which could melt the oil cooler pipe and cause it to rupture.



Dealers will replace the oil cooler pipe and install a heat guard between the exhaust pipe and oil cooler pipe, free of charge. Owner notification letters were mailed April 8, 2022. A second letter will be sent once the remedy is available. Owners are advised not to ride their motorcycle above 5,000 RPM in 1st gear until the recall repair is complete. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-866-784-1870. Honda’s number for this recall is KN3.



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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Honda is launching a SAFETY RECALL on CERTAIN 2021 CBR1000RR-R (S P) motorcycles to install a heat guard and possibly replace the oil cooler outlet pipe. Under certain conditions, if the motorcycle is ridden in 1st gear above 5,000 rpm for an extended period, the oil cooler outlet pipe may melt due to radiant heat from the exhaust pipe. A melted oil cooler outlet pipe may leak oil, increasing the risk of a crash, injury, or fire.


As of February 2, 2022, YOU MUST NOT SELL C ERTA IN NEW OR USED 2021 CBR1000RR-R (S P) motorcycles until they are repaired, according to this Service Bulletin.

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American Honda intends to mail customer letters to all owners of affected 2021 CBR1000RR-R (SP) motorcycles in March 2022. Customers will be informed that their vehicle may be affected by a safety related defect and to avoid extended 1st gear usage over 5,000 rpm. When parts are fully available in April 2022, a second mailing will advise customers of affected units to make an appointment with an authorized Honda dealer for repair.


2021 CBR1000RR-R (SP) – Oil Cooler Outlet Pipe

CBR1000RR-R #2
February 2022




July 29, 2021
The first quality report was issued in the Japanese market, where oil leaked from the oil cooler hose.

September 28, 2021
Following additional reports in the Japanese market, Honda began to investigate and analyze the issue.

October 2021
Honda received additional reports in the European market.

Early November 2021
Honda continued to analyze the issue further and testing showed that a rise in the temperature of the oil cooler pipe occurs under certain driving conditions when the rider is following behind a vehicle.

November 12, 2021
The first quality report was issued in the US market. The rider noticed smoke from the engine area while riding on the highway and was able to safely pull to the side of the road. After doing so, the rider noticed oil was dripping from the engine area.

December 2021
Honda conducted further testing on the issue.

January 24, 2022
Honda analyzed and determined the vehicle population for the issue.

January 27, 2022
Honda determined that a defect related to motor vehicle safety existed and decided to conduct a safety recall.

As of February 1, 2022, Honda has received 1 warranty claim (11/2/2021), 1 field report (10/21/2021), and 0 reports of fires/crashes/injuries related to this issue in the US market.


1 Affected Product


HONDA CBR1000RR 2021


13 Associated Documents

Manufacturer Notices(to Dealers,etc) – February 2, 2022

RCMN-22V061-1628.pdf 162.064KB



Defect Notice 573 Report

RCLRPT-22V061-7920.PDF 214.154KB



Part 573, Defect Information Report 2021 Model Year Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP Oil Cooler Pipe Recall: February 3, 2022

RMISC-22V061-2451.pdf 49.371KB



Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-22V061-3056.pdf 728.619KB



Remedy Instructions and TSB

RCRIT-22V061-7481.pdf 18.818KB



Remedy Instructions and TSB

RCRIT-22V061-1866.pdf 1407.855KB



Manufacturer Notices(to Dealers,etc) – February 10, 2022

RCMN-22V061-2120.pdf 39.812KB



Recall 573 Report – February 16, 2022

RCLRPT-22V061-1656.PDF 214.163KB



ISSUED Interim Owner Notification Letter(Part 577) – March 2022

RIONL-22V061-9922.pdf 253.377KB



ISSUED Owner Notification Letter(Part 577)

RCONL-22V061-9712.pdf 207.903KB



Recall Quarterly Report #1, 2022-2

RCLQRT-22V061-2300.PDF 211.139KB



Recall Quarterly Report #2, 2022-3

RCLQRT-22V061-1647.PDF 211.235KB



Recall Quarterly Report #3, 2022-4

RCLQRT-22V061-2862.PDF 211.325KB



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