On June 23, 2022, American Honda Motor Company issued a security recall for all 2020 via 2022 GL1800 Gold Wing bikes with guide transmissions, as a consequence of an improper ignition timing program. The ECU mapping on the guide transmission bikes could retard timing if the clutch lever is pulled in underneath sure circumstances, which may stall the engine. This may lead to a crash and/or rider harm. DCT bikes aren’t affected by this recall.
An estimated 1,740 bikes within the U.S. are believed to be affected by this recall, based on American Honda. That represents one hundred pc of the inhabitants. Honda Motor Corporation has been investigating this subject since November, 2020, when it obtained the primary report of stalling underneath these circumstances from a Japanese-market Gold Wing.
As of June 16, 2022, Honda reviews that it has obtained a complete of seven guarantee claims associated to this subject within the U.S. market. However, the OEM additionally states that no crashes or accidents have been reported, simply stalling points.
All registered house owners of affected Gold Wings will probably be contacted through mail, knowledgeable of the problem, and instructed to take their ‘Wings to their native approved Honda vendor for recall service. Dealers will then reprogram the ECU with the up to date, corrected ignition timing management. This service will probably be supplied freed from cost. If any house owners have already paid to have such service carried out previous to the issuance of this recall, they are going to be eligible for reimbursement with applicable documentation.
Honda has issued a cease sale discover for all new and used 2020 via 2022 Gold Wings with guide transmissions till this recall subject could be addressed on these machines. Additionally, Honda provides that the ECU map with correct and corrected ignition timing could be present in all 2023 and newer mannequin 12 months Gold Wings.
Dealers have been notified through the Honda Interactive Dealer Network on June 21, 2022. Honda will mail notices to affected house owners on August 20, 2022. Owners can contact American Honda Motor Company Customer Service at 1-866-784-1870. Additionally, house owners could contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153) or go to www.nhtsa.gov.