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.)

Components ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

Potential Number of Units Affected 331

 

Summary

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.

 

Remedy

Dealers will replace the oil cooler pipe and install a heat guard between the exhaust pipe and oil cooler pipe, free of charge. Letters notifying owners of the safety risk are expected to be mailed March 14, 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.

 

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.

 

Check if your Honda Motorcycle or Scooter has a Recall

 


BACKGROUND

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

 

CUSTOMER NOTIFICATION

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.

 

PARTS INFORMATION

Parts will be available in limited quantities starting in late February 2022. Complete parts availability is expected in April 2022.

Customer Units will require the Oil Cooler Pipe and Heat Guard Set (p/n: 06156-MKR-305).

New Dealer Inventory Units will need the Heat Guard Set (p/n: 06156-MKR-306).

 


Chronology:

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

Vehicle

MAKE MODEL YEAR
HONDA CBR1000RR 2021

 


8 Associated Documents

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

RCMN-22V061-1628.pdf 162.064KB

RCMN-22V061-1628

 


Defect Notice 573 Report

RCLRPT-22V061-7920.PDF 214.154KB

RCLRPT-22V061-7920

 


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

RMISC-22V061-2451

 


Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-22V061-3056.pdf 728.619KB

RCAK-22V061-3056

 


Remedy Instructions and TSB

RCRIT-22V061-7481.pdf 18.818KB

RCRIT-22V061-7481

 


Remedy Instructions and TSB

RCRIT-22V061-1866.pdf 1407.855KB

RCRIT-22V061-1866

 


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

RCMN-22V061-2120.pdf 39.812KB

RCMN-22V061-2120

 


Recall 573 Report – February 16, 2022

RCLRPT-22V061-1656.PDF 214.163KB

RCLRPT-22V061-1656

 


Latest Recalls Documents

https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs/documentList.xhtml?docId=22V061&docType=RCL

 


 

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