American Honda is conducting a Safety Recall on affected 2001-2002 GL1800/A Gold Wings to inspect frame welds. Certain frame welds may not have sufficient strength. High loads created when riding on
rough road surfaces or through potholes can cause the affected welds to crack. In the worst case, the welded area could break without warning, resulting in lower cross member separation and rear suspension collapse. This could result in a crash. All affected units will have their frames inspected and, if necessary, repaired.
All 2001 GL1800 (non-ABS)
1HFSC470*1A000010 thru 1HFSC470*1A006709
All 2001 GL1800A (ABS)
1HFSC474*1A000034 thru 1HFSC474*1A002553
2002 GL1800 (non-ABS)
1HFSC470*2A100001 thru 1HFSC470*2A111802
2002 GL1800A (ABS)
1HFSC474*2A100001 thru 1HFSC474*2A102393
NOTE: Trikes and vehicles with sidecars
attached are excluded from this Safety Recall.
American Honda is sending a letter to owners of all affected 2001-2002 GL1800/A models, advising them to take their motorcycle to a
Honda motorcycle dealer to have the Safety Recall procedure performed.
Your assistance is needed to ensure your GL1800/A customers are informed of this Safety Recall. A copy of the customer letter is reproduced on page 6 of this Service Bulletin.
Some units affected by this Safety Recall may be in your inventory. According to federal law, these units cannot be sold until they are repaired. Refer to the INSPECTION/
REPAIR PROCEDURE OVERVIEW section of this Service Bulletin.
Before you begin the inspection procedure, check if the inspection/repair has been performed on the unit. See the IDENTIFICATION section of this Service Bulletin for more details. If there is a punch mark on the VIN plate
as specified in this Service Bulletin, the unit has been inspected or repaired and no further action is required.
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