Honda Motorcycles Recalls 11,500 Units Of The CBR250R

by Joy on November 20, 2012

In a recent startling revelation, Honda 2 Wheelers India made an announcement that it will be carrying out a voluntary recall of 11,500 units of the standard variant of its 250cc motorcycle, the CBR250R. The company has stated that the recall is being carried out on account of a defective front braking system. The front brake issue is present in the models that were produced between the period of March 2011 and September 2012. HMSI has announced that it will be replacing the ‘front brake master cylinder assembly’ in the bikes free of cost irrespective of the warranty status.

Mr. Yadvinder Singh Guleria, vice president, sales and marketing, HMSI commented saying, “Although recalls are new in India, customers today are maturing fast and perceive recall positively.” He also added that the company found it suitable to carry on with the recall after it discovered this problem occurring in eight of the 21,000 units it sold so far. According to the company, under certain conditions, there is a possibility of the front brakes being not fully effective. And this may lead to very serious safety concerns for the rider.

This is not the first voluntary recall being carried out by an automotive manufacturer in the Indian market. Over the past couple of years, a number of carmakers including Toyota, Honda and Maruti Suzuki had resorted to recalls. However, if taking 2 wheelers into consideration, this is the first such recall being carried out by a 2 wheeler manufacturer. Currently unlike in the US and the Chinese markets where manufacturers are fined heavily for non compliance to the recall policy, the Indian laws doesn’t have any such regulatory mechanism and this may prove to be a very dangerous aspect for the customers. However, effective from 1st July, 2012 SIAM had advised all its members to carry out a voluntary recall for all or any number of vehicles having technical problems.

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sibi November 20, 2012 at 10:40 pm

hai am sibi i have booked my honda cbr 250r red colour delivery date on jan 18th… bt the new colour are un avaiable y so?

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faisal November 21, 2012 at 11:34 am

Atleast Honda has gone ahead and boldly recalled the vehicle!

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prashant November 21, 2012 at 2:27 pm

Hi All,
This is not the way a product is manufactured. All the precautionary measures had to be taken during the trial period before selling it in the market. Was HONDA waiting for severe accidents to happen and then recall for its clarifications. Its bad impression against a brand like HONDA.

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Ogami Itto November 22, 2012 at 6:45 am

As I remembered my dad’s old kinetic honda was recalled at that time by honda for some modifications free of cost. Selling the products and being unconcerned is one thing and recalling, rectifying it is other. The later is outright and honorable. Whatever we name it, it is matter of personal opinion.

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Sathish Shanbhogue K November 21, 2012 at 4:18 pm

This is not a first time re call by manufacturer 4 years back even Bajaj Auto also called their 445M Diesel three wheeler for fixing the differential problem (sound while shifting in to the first gear)

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P S K KUMAR November 21, 2012 at 9:15 pm

Hats off to Honda for rectifying their own short-comings…………..nice.

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mukesh November 23, 2012 at 7:12 pm

Yess..this was bound to happen. The quality of spares Honda is using in India is worst.
A lot of plastics, poor metal and paint. Starts rusting from 1st week. They r just capturing bajaj and honda’s market by price cut, giving cheaper options.
But look at their bikes closely…all poor quality.

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Ogami Itto November 24, 2012 at 6:17 pm

Sir, like to ask you only one question. Is the quality of Bajaj is best then Honda? The answer must be Yes or No and “no paragraph writing”. The viewers can make their own judgement based on your answer “Yes or No”. Can you do it for the sake of your allegations and for the sake of yourself.

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