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1978 HONDA CX500 RECALL (ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE)

Make: Honda
Model Year: 1978
Model: CX500
NHTSA Campaign Number: 78V259000
Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
Potential Number of Vehicles Affected: 21,591
Owner Notified Date: 12/19/1978
Report Received Date: 12/01/1978
Record Creation Date: 10/12/1979

1978 Honda CX500 DEFECT SUMMARY

THE CAM CHAIN GUIDE BOLT MAY LOOSEN DUE TO THE PRESENCE OF A RUBBER COATING ON THE SURFACE OF THE GUIDE IN THE AREA WHERE THE BOLT SEATS. IF THE BOLT BECOMES LOOSE, THE ENGINE WILL DEVELOP A TICKING NOISE. CONTINUED VEHICLE OPERATION WITH A LOOSE GUIDE BOLT MAY RESULT IN BREAKAGE OF THE BOLT AND INCREASED ENGINE NOISE.

1978 Honda CX500 DEFECT CONSEQUENCE SUMMARY

N/A

1978 Honda CX500 RECALL CORRECTIVE SUMMARY

DEALER WILL INSTALL A CAM CHAIN GUIDE KIT TO PREVENT LOOSENING OF THE GUIDE BOLT.
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: MOTORCYCLES.SYSTEM: ENGINE; CAM CHAIN.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: CONTINUED VEHICLE OPERATION WITH A BROKEN GUIDE BOLTCOULD RESULT IN CAM CHAIN BREAKAGE, ENGINE LOCKUP, LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL, ANDAN ACCIDENT.

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