Certain model 2006-2009 and 2012 Honda Gold Wing GL1800 touring motorcycles have been recalled because the Takata-made air bag inflator may rupture if deployed during a crash. The problem is especially likely to occur in motorcycles exposed to long-term humidity and fluctuating temperatures, according to the company. A total of 2,701 motorcycles are involved in this recall and only in certain regions.
The following models are affected:
- 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.
- 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.
No air bag ruptures have been reported on any Honda motorcycles globally, the company said. A schedule for repairs and replacements has yet been announced. Owners can call Honda at 1-866-784-1870 for more information. You also can check the recall status of your bike using NHTSA’s lookup tool and your bike’s VIN. Owners will be contacted by mail, and eventually dealers will repair or replace the airbags at no charge.