Lack of exterior lights can reduce the visibility of the motorcycle to traffic. A non-functioning horn can cause the inability to alert traffic of an impending crash, and a non-functioning instrument panel will not display the speed or fuel level. A damaged wiring harness can also result in an engine stall, increasing the risk of a crash.
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2018 Honda CRF250L motorcycles. The wiring harness may have been inappropriately installed, potentially resulting in damage to the wiring harness and affecting the operation of safety components such as the exterior lighting, horn, and instrument panel. 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,” and 123, “Motorcycle Control Displays.”
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the wiring harness, replacing it as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin November 5, 2018. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-866-784-1870. Honda’s number for this recall is KJ7.
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.
ISSUED: September 2018
2018 CRF250L – WIRE HARNESS INSPECTION/REPAIR
Honda is launching a SAFETY RECALL on certain model year 2018 CRF250L motorcycles to inspect and, if necessary, replace the wire harness, which may have been damaged during the manufacturing process. A damaged wire harness could result in loss of electrical power to various circuits. As a result, a loss of critical lighting, meters, switch function, or engine power could occur without warning, which increases the risk of a crash and creates a regulatory non-compliance.
|2018 CRF250L||Certain VINs Only:
To determine if a VIN is affected, you must use iN Unit Information.
Honda will deny warranty claims for repairs on vehicles not affected by this recall.
|NOTE: ABS type and Rally are not affected by this recall.|
Effective September 10, 2018, YOU MUST NOT SELL any affected (new or used) 2018 CRF250L motorcycle until it is inspected and, if necessary, repaired according to this Service Bulletin.
- To search for applicable recalls on a specific unit, you must use Unit Information on iN.
- To manage your affected inventory, you must use eResponsibility Report on
Order the following part only if the inspection procedure reveals a damaged wire harness.
Wire Harness Set
|Chain Adjuster Label (not used for this repair, please discard).||1|
WARRANTY CLAIM INFORMATION
After completing the Service Bulletin inspection and, if necessary, replacement procedure, submit one warranty claim per unit with the following template number:
|Claim Template||Flat Rate Time|
|KJ7A (Inspection)||0.3 hours|
|KJ7B (Inspection and Replacement)||1.6 hours|
September 25, 2018
September 12, 2018
September 10, 2018
DEFECT INFORMATION REPORT
October 4, 2018