Honda Announces Gold Wing Recall

Rupturing airbags prompts Honda recall on 882 Goldwing motorcycles.

American Honda Motor Co. has issued a recall for 2006-2009 and 2012 Honda Gold Wing motorcycles. In the event of a crash needing deployment of the front airbags, these inflators may rupture.

The following models are affected in the Honda Gold Wing Recall:

Certain 2006-2009 and 2012 Honda Gold Wing motorcycles originally sold, or ever registered, in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan), and the U.S. Virgin Islands, or “Zone A.”

If not included in “Zone A,” Honda is recalling certain 2006-2009 Honda Goldwing motorcycles originally sold, or ever registered, in Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia, or “Zone B.”

Additionally, if not included in Zone A or Zone B above, Honda is recalling certain 2006-2008 Honda Gold Wing motorcycles originally sold, or ever registered, in the states of Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

The recall is linked from the fact that the inflators may degrade over time due to humidity and temperature, which could result in the inflator rupturing and causing metal fragments hitting the rider.

The recall was expected to begin on January 24, 2017, with Honda will notify owners, and dealers to replace the air bag module, free of charge.

Owners may contact Honda Motorcycle Customer Support at 1-866-784-1870. Honda’s number for this recall is KE5.

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