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By Cycle Canada

December 8, 2011

Honda Goldwing Recalled for Faulty Brakes

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The 2012 Goldwing along with model years 2001 - 2010 has been recalled for a faulty rear brake.

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Transport Canada has issued a recall notice for the Honda Goldwing, model years 2001 − 2010 and 2012. The recall, affecting 8,654 units in Canada and 126,000 in the U.S., is for a problem with the bike's secondary master cylinder that could lead to rear brake malfunction. Full details from Transport Canada below.

Transport Canada Recall # 2011420

Model(s) Affected

2001- 2010, 2012 Honda GL18000

On certain motorcycles, the combined brake system’s secondary master cylinder may cause the rear brakes to drag. Unexpected braking may adversely affect vehicle stability, which could result in a crash. As well, continued riding with the rear brake engaged/dragging may generate enough heat to cause the rear brake to catch fire. These issues could result in property damage and/or personal injury. Correction: Dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace the secondary master cylinder with an updated version.