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WASHINGTON, D.C. – August 16, 2018 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –

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Honda Recall Summary:

  • Name of product: CRF250R Off-Road Motorcycles
  • Hazard: The clutch outer can break, posing crash and injury hazards.
  • Remedy: Repair
  • Recall date: August 16, 2018
  • Units: About 3,200

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Consumer Contact: American Honda toll-free at 866-784-1870 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or online at http://powersports.honda.com/ and click on “Recall Information” at the bottom of the page for more information.

Honda Recall Details:

Description: This recall involves all 2018 Model Year CRF250R off-road motorcycles. The recalled motorcycles were sold in a red color. The names “HONDA” and “CRF250R” are printed on the sides of the motorcycle. The model name and model year are printed on a name plate label located at the front right top of the frame, near the steering head.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled off-road motorcycles and contact their local authorized Honda Powersports dealer to schedule an appointment for a free repair. Honda is contacting all known purchasers directly.

Incidents/Injuries: American Honda has received 19 reports of clutch failure, including two that led to engine lock up. No crashes or injuries reported.

Sold At: Authorized Honda Powersports dealers nationwide from November 2017 through July 2018 for about $8,000.

  • Manufacturer(s): American Honda Motor Company Inc., of Torrance, Calif.
  • Manufactured In: Japan
  • Recall number: 18-759

This recall was conducted, voluntarily by the company, under CPSC’s Fast Track Recall process. Fast Track recalls are initiated by firms, who commit to work with CPSC to quickly announce the recall and remedy to protect consumers.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to help ensure the safety of consumer products – such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.

Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.

Source: Consumer Product Safety Commission
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Friend bought an '18 CRF250 with very very low hours from a guy who was the 2nd owner. He cked the serial number with Honda to see about the recall. Number was said to be one from a 450. ??? Stampings in the frame appear legit and unmolested, police dept shows no theft reports. There may be some question about the MSO but so far he cannot confirm it being good or bad.  Very strange situation.

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Not too unusual with frames shared between models. Have a ktm 530 with a 450 vin for example. 

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It seems there is no recall in Europa. Today checked my VIN in local Honda dealer and no recall for this bike

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