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Honda Recalls 2013 CB500 and CBR500 Models for Rocker Arm Shaft Retaining Bolts

Recall states that bolts may loosen causing an oil leak if not addressed.

 

2013 CB500F

Report filed with NHTSA

Report receipt date: February 14, 2014

NHTSA campaign number: 14V056000

Component(s): Engine and engine cooling

Manufacturer: American Honda Motor Co.

2013 honda cb500 series group photo 300x225 photo

Honda is recalling certain model year 2013 CB500 (FA, F, XA, X) and CBR500 (RA, R) motorcycles. Pictured here, left to right, are the 2013 CBR500R, CB500F and CB500X.

SUMMARY: Honda is recalling certain model year 2013 CB500 (FA, F, XA, X) and CBR500 (RA, R) motorcycles. The rocker arm shaft retaining bolts may have been manufactured incorrectly resulting in the bolts loosening during engine operation. A loose bolt will initially result in a slow leak of engine oil, but if not addressed, the bolt can come out of the cylinder head entirely.

CONSEQUENCE: Without a bolt, the engine will have reduced power which may result in a stall, increasing the risk of a crash.

REMEDY: Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the rocker arm shaft retaining bolts, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in March 2014. Owners may contact Honda Customer Service at 1-866-784-1870.

NOTES: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to the NHTSA website.

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