Got an ’18 CRF250R? Better give a Honda dealer a call.
Honda has issued a recall for all 2018 Honda CRF250R motorcycles due to an issue with the clutch basket and judder spring. Under certain conditions, the clutch basket can break and possibly cause the engine to lock up, increasing the risk of a crash and injury hazard. Honda will contact all registered owners of the motorcycle and the necessary repairs will be made at Honda dealerships at no cost.
Here’s the official notice below:
“American Honda is conducting a safety recall, in conjunction with CPSC, to replace the clutch basket and judder spring on all 2018 CRF250R motorcycles. Under certain conditions, the clutch basket can break and possibly cause the engine to lock up, increasing the risk of a crash and injury hazard.
“All registered owners will receive a letter about the safety recall. The clutch basket and judder spring will be replaced with modified parts and the repair will be carried out at no cost to the owner. Dealers have been instructed to stop selling new or used 2018 model-year CRF250R motorcycles until the issue has been rectified.
United States Consumer Product Safety Commision (CPSC) released the following information:
Name of product: CRF250R Off-Road Motorcycles
Hazard: The clutch outer can break, posing crash and injury hazards.
Recall date: August 16, 2018
Units: About 3,200
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.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled motorcycles and contact an authorized Honda Powersports dealer to schedule a free inspection and free repair. Honda is contacting all known purchasers directly.
American Honda has received 19 reports of clutch failure, including two that led to engine lock up. No crashes or injuries reported.
Authorized Honda Powersports dealers nationwide from November 2017 through July 2018 for about $8,000.
American Honda Motor Company Inc., of Torrance, Calif.
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/