Due to clutch failure issues, Honda recalls all its 2018 CRF250 motorcross bikes

Updated December 4, 2018

Earlier in the week Honda announced that it is recalling all its 2018 CRF250R motocross bikes.

The company announced that it has to do a recall as the clutch basket is very fragile can break, which could, in turn, cause the engine to lock up which gradually increases the risk of a crash. In the U.S. nearly 3,200 motorcycles are predicted to be recalled.

As per the data given by U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, 19 reports of clutch failures have been received by American Honda two of which have resulted in the engine locking. No injuries were reported at the time.

Regarding the recall, Honda went on to say:

“To replace the judder spring and clutch basket on every 2018 CRF250R motorcycle, American Honda would be conducting a safety recall, that is in conjunction with CPSC.”

At some specific conditions, the clutch basket is at the risk of breaking which gives possibly cause for the engine to lock up, that in turn increases the risk of a crash and injury hazard.

A letter has been issued to every registered owner regarding the safety recall. Modified parts will be used for the judder spring and the clutch basket also the repair will be done at no cost to the owner.

Instructions have been given to Dealers to temporarily stop selling of new as well as old 2018 model-year CRF250R motorcycles, until further notice.


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