Honda (american Honda Motor Co.) Power Train Recall

Vehicle Make / Model:
HONDA / NC700XC
HONDA / NC700XDC
Model Year(s):
2012
2012

Manufacturer: Honda (American Honda Motor Co.)

Mfr’s Report Date: SEP 18, 2012

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V461000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: POWER TRAIN

Potential Number of Units Affected: 1,542

Summary:
Honda is recalling certain model year 2012 NC700XDC and NC700XC motorcycles. Some motorcycles may be equipped with drive chains that contain outer drive plates that were improperly heat-treated, resulting in plate fracture during use.

Consequence:
If a plate fractures, the motorcycle can unexpectedly lose propulsion, increasing the risk of a crash.

Remedy:
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace the drive chain, free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin on October 8, 2012. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-866-784-1870.

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