Honda Recalls 126,000 Motorcycles over Fire Hazard
About 126,000 touring motorcycles are to be recalled by Honda Motor Co. because of a brake problem that could lead to a fire, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Honda has detailed recalls that cover 2001-10 and 2012 GL1800 models sold as Honda Goldwings, according to the Journal Sentinel.
This defect means a bike’s rear brake could still be partially engaged after the rider released it.
“Continued riding with the rear brake engaged/dragging may generate enough heat to cause the rear brake to catch fire,” the company stated.
Back in July 2010 the company said a rider heard a small explosion and saw a fire in the rear brake area after parking his motorcycle.
Honda is investigating about 26 US complaints including two fires. The defect does not appear to have resulted in any injuries.
The recall comes in the same week as Ford detailed a recall of 129,000 Ford Fusions and Mercury Milans because of a defect with wheel studs that could lead to wheels falling off cars.
Although there is no evidence of this defect causing injuries, as Norfolk, VA based accident injury attorneys who represent victims of car accidents, we are concerned about the potentially deadly implications of this fault that has the potential to cause a fire.
Fires are one of the most frightening things that can occur in a car. Recently tests revealed fires linked to the battery of the Chevrolet Volt, a new electric hybrid vehicle, the Virginian-Pilot reported.
In this case fires broke out at a testing facility but fires can also be deadly. In July 2011, a fire in the fuel line of a new Chevrolet Traverse claimed the life of a sailor on the I-64 in Norfolk, VA.
Car accidents can result in a wide range of injuries and are all too often fatal. As experienced Norfolk, VA based car accident attorneys we are well aware a defective product can cause an accident, resulting in a lawsuit against the manufacturer.
The Norfolk based personal injury law firm, Cooper Hurley, handles car, truck, and motorcycle injuries. John Cooper and Jim Hurley have over 40 years of combined experience in handling auto injury accident claims. Attorney John Cooper has been named to Virginia “Super Lawyers” since 2010. Cooper Hurley represents people hurt in accidents in Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News and throughout VA, and always put the best interests of the our clients first.. The firm is recognized by other lawyers as “AV” by Martindale-Hubbell, a national attorney rating service, for our top level of legal skill and highest ethical standards. If you need help or advice about a serious injury, please call us ( 757) 455 -0077 or contact us through this website.