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Friday, August 21, 2015

Honda Recalls 2013-2015 CB500 and CBR500 Motorcycles for Fuel Level Sensor Float Arm Deformation

Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain model year 2013-2015 Honda CBR500 motorcycles manufactured January 24, 2013, to May 14, 2015, and 2013-2015 CB500 motorcycles manufactured January 31, 2013, to May 16, 2015.

The affected motorcycles may experience the fuel level sensor float arm becoming deformed due to exposure to environmental and roadway conditions. This deformation can cause the float arm to separate from the fuel level sensor body.

If the float arm separates from the sensor body, it can give the fuel meter inaccurate information, or in some cases the float may contact the positive and negative terminals causing an electrical short. Either condition may cause the vehicle to stall, increasing the risk of a crash.

14,575 units are affected.

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Harley-Davidson Recalls 2015 XG500 and XG750 Motorcycles for Fuel Pump Modules that Have a Poor Seal at the Fuel Pump Inlet

Harley-Davidson Motor Company (Harley-Davidson) is recalling certain model year 2015 XG500 motorcycles manufactured January 20, 2014, to June 24, 2015, and XG750 motorcycles manufactured May 12, 2014, to June 24, 2015.

The fuel pump modules on these motorcycles have a poor seal at the fuel pump inlet.

If there is a poor seal at the fuel pump inlet it can cause interruption to the fuel supply, possibly causing a brief hesitation with the abrupt restoration of power. This abrupt restoration of power can lead to loss of control, increasing the risk of a crash.

10,580 units are affected.

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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

H&H Sports Protection Recalls 2008-2014 VCAN V528 Milano Motorcycle Helmets for Failure of Helmet Retention Systems and Missing Required Labeling

H&H Sports Protection (H&H) is recalling certain VCAN V528 Milano helmets, sizes XS, S, M, L and XL, manufactured April 1, 2008, to October 9, 2014.

The helmet retention systems failed during high temperature testing. Also, the required labeling may not be found on the helmets. As such, these helmets do not meet the requirements of Federal Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 218, "Motorcycle helmets."

Failed helmet restraints can increase the risk of serious personal injury to the occupant.

6,356 units are affected.

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