September 12, 2014

Source: National Highway Transportation Safety Administration's (NHTSA) Office of Defect Investigation (ODI)

A recall has been issued for approximately 126,000 Honda Motorcycles due to a defect that can cause the rear brakes to drag after the brakes are released.  Certain 2001-2010 and 2012 GL1800 and 2001-2005 GL1800A motorcycles are included in the recall class.   A rear brake that drags may increase the risk of a vehicle crash and riding with the rear brake dragging could generate enough heat to result in a fire.

A recall is scheduled to begin sometime in September 2014, once a remedy has been determined. Owners may contact Honda directly at 1-866-784-1870.  Additional details can also be found by referencing NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 14V472000.

Owners are encouraged to contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153) or go to with any questions or concerns surrounding these or any other recalls or safety campaigns.