Honda recalls 13,700 units of 2 bike models in India

New Delhi :Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India is recalling 13,700 units of its CBR 150R and CBR 250R bike models, manufactured between July 2014 to June 2015, in India to rectify defective starter relay switch assembly.

The exercise is part of a global recall by the company’s Japanese parent Honda Motor Co.

“The recall process will start in mid of August 2015 as a precautionary measure to check and replace starter relay switch if it belongs to the defective lot,” HMSI said in a statement.

A company official said the recall would affect a total of 13,700 units of the two models.

It is suspected that the sealant may have been applied incorrectly during assembly of the starter relay switch, which is a globally sourced part, it added.

“This can increase resistance across main fuse, potentially interrupting the motorcycle’s battery voltage to the electrical system,” the company said.

An interruption of the electrical system battery voltage could cause the engine not to start or stall while riding, and in extreme case, the increased resistance at the main fuse could cause the starter relay to catch fire, it added.

It, however, said no such incident has been reported in any HMSI manufactured vehicle in India.

“The concerned part will be replaced free of cost in the identified units irrespective of the warranty status of the vehicle across all-India Honda network,” it said.

In 2012, HMSI had recalled 11,500 units of its CBR 250R motorcycle model due to a defective brake system.