KP2 Engine Crankcase Cover May Leak Oil – 2023 Honda Rebel 300 (CMX300) Motorcycles

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April 12, 2023 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 23V261000

Engine Crankcase Cover May Leak Oil

Oil can leak onto the exhaust pipe or rear tire without the plug, increasing the risk of a fire, crash, or injury.

 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 23V261

Manufacturer Honda (American Honda Motor Co.)

Components ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

Potential Number of Units Affected 1,461

 

Summary

Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2023 Rebel 300 (CMX300) motorcycles. The right engine crank house cover was incorrectly painted, allowing the press-fit plug to fall out.

 

Remedy

Dealers will replace the right crank case cover, free of charge. Owner notification letters were mailed May 25, 2023. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-800-784-1870. Honda’s number for this recall is KP2.

 

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.

 


Chronology :

January 15, 2023
Honda received a report from the Japanese market of engine oil spraying from an affected vehicle while in operation and began to investigate the issue.

January 30, 2023
Honda received a report from the Indian market of oil leaking out from the right crankcase cover of an affected vehicle.

February 2023
Honda began an investigation into the potential presence of paint in the crankcase plug press-fit hole.

March 13, 2023
Honda received a report from the Japanese market of an affected vehicle leaking oil from the engine while in operation.

April 6, 2023
Honda determined that a defect related to motor vehicle safety existed and decided to conduct a safety recall.

As of April 6, 2023, Honda has received no warranty claims or reports for this issue in the U.S. market. No crashes or injuries related to this issue were reported.

 


1 Affected Product

Vehicle

MAKE MODEL YEAR
HONDA CMX300 2023

 


10 Associated Documents

Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-23V261-8357.pdf 645.286KB

 


Defect Notice 573 Report

RCLRPT-23V261-3448.PDF 213.926KB

 


Remedy Instructions and TSB

RCRIT-23V261-0927.pdf 139.03KB

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Recall 573 Report – May 30, 2023

RCLRPT-23V261-9035.PDF 213.926KB

 


ISSUED Owner Notification Letter(Part 577)

RCONL-23V261-2440.pdf 94.926KB

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Manufacturer Notices(to Dealers,etc)

RCMN-23V261-9713.pdf 108.771KB

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Recall Quarterly Report #1, 2023-2

RCLQRT-23V261-7061.PDF 211.137KB

 


Recall Quarterly Report #2, 2023-3

RCLQRT-23V261-5364.PDF 211.382KB

 


Recall Quarterly Report #3, 2023-4

RCLQRT-23V261-6398.PDF 211.473KB

 


Recall Quarterly Report #4, 2024-1

RCLQRT-23V261-3496.PDF 211.572KB

 


Latest Recalls Documents

https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs/documentList.xhtml?docId=23V261&docType=RCL

 


 

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