(RNN) - A product flaw that could result in engine stalling and increased crash risks led Honda to recall certain motorcycle models dating back to 2013.
Sealant may have been applied incorrectly to the starter relay switch, which could cause a loss of power. The problem potentially includes 45,153 motorcycles.
The model numbers affected from 2013 through 2015 are ST1300PA, CB500, CBR500, CRF250L, CBR650, CTX700, NSS300, VT750, VT1300, 2015 CB300F, CBR300 and CBR600. The recall also affects NC700 models from the years 2014 through 2016.
Honda first filed the recall notice on July 8. The company said it will notify affected owners, and dealers will fix relay switches free of charge.
Drivers can contact the company directly at 1-866-784-1870 using the recall numbers JS9 and JT0. They can also reach the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153) or go to www.safercar.gov using the recall campaign number 15V439000.
Honda recalled 5 million vehicles that had faulty Takata airbags installed, the most of any other auto manufacturer. In January, the company was fined $70 million for withholding information about crashes that involved the injuries or deaths of drivers. It was the largest fine the NHTSA had ever handed out until this past Monday when Fiat Chrysler was slapped with $105 million in penalties for its handling of safety recalls.
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