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Honda recalls various motorcycles with transmission issue

The transmission may shift from neutral into gear during engine start

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American Honda Motor Co. is recalling 3,898 model year 2019 CB300R, model year 2018 CBR300R, model year 2018 CRF250L, model year 2018 CRF250L Rally, and model year 2018-2019 CMX300 motorcycles.

The circlip on the transmission's main shaft may detach allowing for gear misalignment.

A misaligned gear can shift the transmission from neutral into gear during engine start, potentially resulting in unexpected motorcycle movement, or seize the transmission and rear wheel while the motorcycle is in motion. Both conditions increase the risk of crash or injury.

What to do

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the transmission main shaft free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin June 28, 2019.

Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-866-784-1870. Honda's number for this recall is KK3.

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