CHENNAI: As part of a global recall by Honda Motor Co, HMSI (Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India), on Friday announced a voluntary recall of its CBR 150R and CBR 250Rmodels manufactured between July 2014 to June 2015 in India.
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.
It is suspected that sealant may have been applied incorrectly during assembly of the starter relay switch (which is a globally sourced part). This can increase resistance across main fuse, potentially interrupting the motorcycle’s battery voltage to the electrical system.
An interruption of the electrical system battery voltage could cause the engine to either not start or stall while riding. In extreme case, the increased resistance at the main fuse could cause the starter relay to catch fire. However, 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.
“With this move, Honda globally reinforces its commitment to providing highest quality products and customer satisfaction,” the company said in a statement. “Honda two wheeler plans to send out proactive communication to the identified customers and shall undertake work ensuring no inconvenience.”