Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI) has recalled all variants of the Activa, CB Shine, Hornet 2.0, X-Blade, H’Ness CB 350 and CB 300R in India over a reflector issue.
Affected Honda models were manufactured between November 2019 and January 2021
Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI) has issued a recall for several models in India due to a potential issue with reflex reflectors. The models affected by the recall are the Honda Activa 5G, Honda Activa 6G, Honda Activa 125, CB Shine, Hornet 2.0, X-Blade, H’Ness CB 350 and CB 300R. The total number of recalled units is not yet known. The safety reflector on affected models is placed at the fork and has slight variations from the required photometric arrangement. This results in insufficient light reflection which can lead to reduced visibility, especially in the dark. However, Honda maintains that the impact on vehicle visibility is insignificant. The affected Honda models were manufactured between November 2019 and January 2021.
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All affected units will be assisted by authorized HMSI dealers and a new reflector will be replaced as a precautionary measure free of charge, regardless of the warranty status of the identified vehicle. The company began the recall process on June 1, 2021, subject to unlocking arrangements in accordance with guidelines issued by the local government. HMSI said it will contact customers by call, email or text message for vehicle inspection and replacement if necessary. Likewise, customers can also enter the VIN on the company’s website. All suspected spare parts stocks at HMSI parts dealers / distributors are also recalled. Honda CB300R and H’ness CB350 customers should visit a Honda BigWing dealership to replace the affected reflector (s).
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Honda Motor Co. has also issued a recall for a similar issue in the United States. The recall was issued for 28,528 motorcycles in the United States due to a faulty rear reflector assembly. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recall notice states that a weak rear reflector can reduce the visibility of the motorcycle to other riders, increasing the risk of an accident or injury. The potentially affected motorcycles were manufactured in 2020-21 and the recalled units were from 13 model lines.
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