“The float arm will move around inside the fuel tank, causing abnormal noise and may short out the fuel pump causing the motorcycle to stop suddenly, posing an accident hazard to the rider and other road users.
Models affected are: CB500F – MLHPC45U*D5000001 TO MLHPC45U*F5200032; CBR500R – MLHPC44U*D5000001 TO MLHPC44U*F5200640.
Owners should contact their Honda dealer and arrange to have their motorcycle repaired “at their earliest possible opportunity”.
The good news is that Honda will carry out any necessary repairs free of charge and no accidents or injuries relating to the fault have been reported so far.
This follows a recall in the US in March for the same issue on the CB500R, F and X.
The Honda production line in Thailand was reviewed last August to stop any more motorbikes from being built in this way.
The CB500 was also recalled in February to check for oil leaks.
The recall notice claimed that due to “an incorrect procedure during manufacture” of the rocker arm shaft sealing bolt, it may come loose causing oil to leak from the CB500’s engine. “If the oil leak is undetected or unrepaired, loss of engine oil could cause engine failure or seizure,” the recall notice said.