Honda recalls new Fireblade over oil leak

Riders of Honda’s current model CBR100RR Fireblades have been advised to slow down and maybe even stop riding the bike due to an issue that could cause oil to dangerously leak on to the back tyre.

According to the official recall notice issued through the Australian Government, heat from the exhaust pipes could damage the oil cooler hose causing a leak.

They say it’s a “manufacturing issue”, but it sounds like a design fault to me.

And it’s serious.

“If the oil cooler hose becomes damaged, it may lead to a loss of engine oil on to the rear tyre,” warns the recall notice. 

“The rear tyre may lose traction without warning. This may lead to serious injury or death to the rider and other road users.”

When parts become available owners will be contacted by Honda and asked to contact their nearest authorised Honda Motorcycle Dealer to have their motorcycle inspected and repaired free of charge.

Until the inspection and repair are carried out, owners of the 27 affected bikes are advised not to ride above 5000rpm in first gear, as this could raise the temperature around the oil cooler outlet pipe and may result in hose being damaged and an oil leak to occur. 

If you find an oil leak at the pre-ride inspection, stop riding, and immediately contact your nearest Honda Australia dealer.

This only the second recall notices this year after a record number of safety recalls in 2021 after Yamaha recalled junior motocross bikes yesterday.2022 Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade in the foreground with the 1992 Honda CBR900RR Fireblade in the background

Here are the VINs of affected motorcycles:

Vehicle identification numbers
JH2SC82B1LK000084
JH2SC82U2LK000001
JH2SC82U4LK000002
JH2SC82U6LK000003
JH2SC82U8LK000004
JH2SC82UXLK000005
JH2SC82U1LK000006
JH2SC82U5LK000008
JH2SC82U7LK000009
JH2SC82U3LK000010
JH2SC82U5LK000011
JH2SC82U7LK000012
JH2SC82U9LK000013
JH2SC82U0LK000014
JH2SC82U2LK000015
JH2SC82U4LK000016
JH2SC82U6LK000017
JH2SC82U8LK000018
JH2SC82UXLK000022
JH2SC82U5LK000025
JH2SC82U7LK000026
JH2SC82U9LK000027
JH2SC82U0LK000031
JH2SC82U4LK000033
JH2SC82UXLK000036

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