Honda and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have issued a recall for certain Goldwing motorcycles. Some bikes manufactured between 2001 and 2010 may have been built with a secondary master cylinder that could cause the rear brake to drag. We probably don't need to tell you that unwarranted, additional rear braking on a motorcycle is a bad thing, and NHTSA says that prolonged brake drag could cause a crash or a fire. A total of 126,000 models are part of the recall. At this point, it's unclear if any accidents have resulted from the malfunctioning part.

Honda will inspect the vehicles' secondary master cylinder and replace them as necessary free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in early January. Click past the jump for the full recall notice.
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Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s):
HONDA / GL1800 2001-2010 2012

Manufacturer: HONDA (AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO.)

Mfr's Report Date: DEC 01, 2011

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 11V567000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:MASTER CYLINDER

Potential Number of Units Affected: 126,000

Summary:
HONDA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2001-2010, AND MODEL YEAR 2012 GL1800 GOLDWING MOTORCYCLES. UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS, THERE IS A POSSIBILITY THAT THE COMBINED BRAKING SYSTEM'S SECONDARY MASTER CYLINDER MAY CAUSE THE REAR BRAKE TO DRAG.

Consequence:
UNEXPECTED BRAKING INCREASES THE RISK OF A CRASH, AND RIDING THE MOTORCYCLE WITH THE REAR BRAKE DRAGGING MAY GENERATE ENOUGH HEAT TO CAUSE THE REAR BRAKE TO CATCH FIRE.

Remedy:
HONDA WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE SECONDARY MASTER CYLINDER AND IF NECESSARY, REPLACE IT, FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR ABOUT JANUARY 4, 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT HONDA CUSTOMER SERVICE AT 1-866-784-1870.

Notes:
HONDA'S RECALL CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS S03. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .


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      Big deal **** happens! Good to see Honda taking care of their customers. Buying a product that gets recalled is the manufacture either fixing a saftey problem that could influence your well being or fixing a simple problem making your investment in said product a sound one. I wish my vehicles had more recalls. I have to fix them out of my pocket, my 2001 Silverado reoccuring intermediate steering shafts come to mind. Why people consider a recall a bad thing is beyond me?