Honda CB300F And CBR300R Recalled For Possible Engine Issue

crankshaft bearing issues sees Honda motorcycle models recalled

Honda CB300F And CBR300R Recalled For Possible Engine Issue

The very popular Honda CB300F and CBR300R are being recalled due to a potential problem that could lead to a major engine failure.

Honda states that “due to incorrect Quality Control during the manufacturing process, the engine crankshaft bearings may fail and cause the engine to stop suddenly and be unable to be restarted” in the recall notice issued through the ACCC recall website.

The recall notice also suggests that if engine stops suddenly while riding it could result in a crash.

Affected VIN numbers are:

  • CB300F: MLHNC52U3F5100001 to MLHNC52U9G5200248
  • CBR300R: MLHNC51U5F5100003 to MLHNC51U7G5200699

 The Honda CB300F and CBR300R share the same single cylinder 300cc engine.

Owners are being asked to take their motorcycle to their nearest Honda Dealer and arrange to have the motorcycle repaired as soon as possible.

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