HMSI recalls CBR150R and CBR250R for faulty starter relay switch – IAB Report

Posted on: Aug 17, 2015 - 12:52pm IST

Potentially faulty application of the sealant for the assembly relay switch identified.

Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India has announced a recall of all Honda CBR150R and CBR250R models manufactured in India between July 2014 and June 2015. The recall is to check and, if found to be faulty, replace the bike’s starter relay switch.

The company, in a press release, has stated that the recall is due to a potentially faulty application of the sealant for the assembly relay switch. When applied incorrectly, the sealant affects the performance of the main fuse and interrupts the voltage delivered by the battery to the electrical system of the bike. This will in turn either cause the bike to not start or stall in its operation while working.

2015 Honda CBR150R headlamp India spec from Revfest
The faulty starter relay switch could lead to either the engine not starting or stalling mid-ride.

In extreme cases, the company states, this could even cause a fire. While no such cases have been reported, HMSI says it will check and replace the faulty starter relay unit, a globally sourced product – meaning that this recall will likely affect all models across the globe that uses this particular batch from the particular supplier.

It is not clear how many units will be affected by the recall as HMSI does not provide a model breakup for its sales figures each month.

HMSI CBR150R and CBR250R Recall – Press Release

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