Recalls have become fairly common these days, even in the Indian market. The latest to join the ill fortune bandwagon is Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI) with the recall of CBR 150R and CBR 250R models manufactured between July 2014 and June 2015. The recall is to check and, if found to be faulty, replace the bike’s starter relay switch.
The recall was initiated due to the incorrect application of the sealant in the starter relay switch installment. The suspected problem will increase resistance across main fuse, potentially interrupting the motorcycle’s battery voltage to the electrical system. An interruption of the electrical system battery voltage could cause the engine not to start or stall while riding. The statement further says that in extreme cases, the increased resistance at the main fuse could cause the starter relay to catch fire. However, no such reports have been reported as of now.
“With this move, Honda globally reinforces its commitment to providing highest quality products and customer satisfaction,” the company added in the statement.
The recall will begin mid-August and customers will be called proactively and the replacement, if necessary will be done free of cost at your local service station.
The Indian recall is part of a larger global recall initiated by the Honda Motor Co. Previously, HMSI had recalled 11,500 units of its CBR 250R motorcycles owing to a defective brake system in 2012.
We suggest you get in touch with the dealership if you have bought the bike in in this period and get it checked.