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Honda issues a recall for certain 2012 models

September 27, 2012

Vehicle Make / Model:     Model Year(s):
     HONDA / NC700XC     2012
     HONDA / NC700XDC     2012
Manufacturer: Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) Mfr's Report Date: SEP 18, 2012
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V461000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: POWER TRAIN
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1,542
Summary:
 Honda is recalling certain model year 2012 NC700XDC and NC700XC motorcycles. Some motorcycles may be equipped with drive chains that contain outer drive plates that were improperly heat-treated, resulting in plate fracture during use.
Consequence:
 If a plate fractures, the motorcycle can unexpectedly lose propulsion, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
 Honda will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace the drive chain, free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin on October 8, 2012. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-866-784-1870.
Notes:
 Honda's recall campaign number is S54. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov. 

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