Honda recently joined the long list of automobile manufacturers issuing recalls for potentially hazardous problems dating back years. So far 126,000 GL1800 motorcycles are being recalled for a second time in three years due to a potential problem relating to the rear break dragging, a problem that can result in fire. The recall affects GL1800 motorcycles from the 2001-2010 and the 2012 model years.
Brakes that work properly are one of the most important parts of a safe car. If the brake is not working perfectly major problems can occur. In this case unexpected brake drag can increase the risk of a crash exponentially.
My colleague Jim Hurley talks about a government website to check on recalls
Furthermore and more dangerously, driving with a dragging brake may cause the rear brake to catch on fire. When you are riding a motorcycle, the risk of injury is significantly higher due to the lack of protection a rider has.
This recall is yet another in a spate of recalls that started with the GM recall that was caused by a faulty ignition switch problem which has been linked to death and injuries. Please see our previous blog post here for more information.
If you drive or own a GL1800 that is affected by this recall it is important that you take action now. Recall repairs and inspections are free to the customer. The fault will be fixed, ensuring that the vehicle is safe to drive. Furthermore one can check up on any automobile to see if they are affected by a recall by visiting NHTSA’s SaferCar website as discussed in a recent blog post.
If you or anyone you know has been injured due to an accident caused by dragging brakes or a fire precipitated by dragging brakes, you may have grounds for a personal injury claim against the manufacturer. Ensure that the injured person seeks the proper medical help, and then contacts an experienced personal injury attorney. Call the Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers at 757-455-0077, and visit us online at www.CooperHurley.com. When it really counts, count on Cooper Hurley!