Honda Starter Relay Switch Recall Hits US, Affects 45,153 Motorcycles

Sharing the same component across multiple models has its advantages. Manufacturers don’t need to redesign relatively simple parts over and over again and can order them in large quantities, taking advantage of the economy of scale. The downside is when there’s a defect in the part, leading to recalls with headline-grabbing large numbers.

That’s what happened here, as the Honda starter relay switch recall in international markets we’ve previously written about has finally reached the U.S., affecting 45,153 motorcycles (click here for the full list of affected models).

According to Honda, the starter relay switch may have been incorrectly treated with sealant that may cause an increase in resistance through the main fuse, potentially interrupting battery voltage in the electrical system. Should this happen, the engine may fail to start or stall if already running. In the most extreme case, it may cause the starter relay switch to catch on fire.

Honda dealers will inspect recalled units and replace any affected starter relay switches.

The full list of U.S. models affected includes:

  • 2014-2015 Honda CRF250L
  • 2015 Honda CB300F
  • 2015 Honda CBR300R
  • 2015 Honda CBR300RA
  • 2014-2015 Honda Forza NSS300
  • 2014-2015 Honda Forza NSS300A
  • 2014-2015 Honda CB500F
  • 2014-2015 Honda CB500FA
  • 2014-2015 Honda CB500X
  • 2014-2015 Honda CB500XA
  • 2014-2015 Honda CBR500R
  • 2014-2015 Honda CBR500RA
  • 2015 Honda CBR600RA
  • 2015 Honda CBR600RR
  • 2014-2015 Honda CBR650F
  • 2014-2015 Honda CBR650FA
  • 2014-2015 Honda CTX700
  • 2014-2015 Honda CTX700D
  • 2015 Honda CTX700N
  • 2015 Honda CTX700ND
  • 2014-2015 Honda NC700X
  • 2014-2015 Honda NC700XD
  • 2015-2016 Honda NC700JD (NM4)
  • 2014-2015 Honda Shadow models
  • 2014 Honda ST1300PA (Police)
  • 2014-2015 Honda VT1300CX (Fury)
  • 2014-2015 Honda VT1300CXA (Fury ABS)
  • 2014-2015 Honda VT1300CR (Stateline)
  • 2014-2015 Honda VT1300CRA (Stateline ABS)
  • 2014-2015 Honda VT1300CT (Interstate)
  • 2014-2015 Honda VT1300CT (Interstate ABS)

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