HONDA ( 12V461000 )
Fri, 28 Sep 2012 06:00:00 EST
Vehicle Make / Model:
HONDA / NC700XC
HONDA / NC700XDC
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.)
Report Receipt Date: SEP 19, 2012
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number:
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Component: POWER TRAIN
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1,542
Summary: Honda is recalling certain model year 2012 NC700XDC and NC700XC motorcycles. Some motorcycles may be equipped with drive chains that contain outer drive plates that were improperly heat-treated, resulting in plate fracture during use.
Consequence: If a plate fractures, the motorcycle can unexpectedly lose propulsion, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy: Honda will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace the drive chain, free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin on October 8, 2012. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-866-784-1870.