Honda recalls 13,700 units of two bike models in India


Mumbai: Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India is recalling 13,700 units of its CBR 150R and CBR 250R bike models, manufactured between July 2014 to June 2015, in India to rectify defective starter relay switch assembly. The exercise is part of a global recall by the company’s Japanese parent Honda Motor Co. “The recall process will start in mid-August 2015 as a precautionary measure to check and replace starter relay switch if it belongs to the defective lot,” HMSI said in a statement. A company official said the recall would affect a total of 13,700 units of the two models. It is suspected that the sealant may have been applied incorrectly during assembly of the starter relay switch, which is a globally sourced part, it added. “This can increase resistance across main fuse, potentially interrupting the motorcycle’s battery voltage to the electrical system,” the company said.