American Honda Motor Co. has issued a recall on Africa Twin Adventure Sports models related to a clogged fuel filter issue. A total of 2,690 motorcycles, from model years 2018-2020, are affected by the recall issued by the NHTSA.
Only the ‘Adventure Sports’ version of the Africa Twin (with XL fuel tanks) are covered in the recall, which includes the 2018-2019 CRF1000L Africa Twin Adventure Sports and 2020 CRF1100L Africa Twin Adventure Sports.
According to the defect report, zinc-oxide corrosion generated inside the fuel tank during the manufacturing/welding process, can contaminate the fuel. These contaminants inside the fuel tank may clog the fuel filter, restricting fuel flow to the engine. This can cause reduced performance, stuttering, and stalling.
How To Get It Fixed
Owners of affected models will be notified and instructed to take their motorcycle to an authorized Honda motorcycle dealer. Dealers will drain and clean the fuel tank, and replace the fuel filter assembly free of charge. Honda has also issued a stop sale on all vehicles affected by the recall currently in dealer inventory, until the fuel tank cleaning and repair process has been implemented. Owner notification began December 15, 2020 and the recall number KL4 is expected to begin on or around February 15, 2021.
Owners may contact Honda’s customer service at 1-866-784-1870 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153). You can also check your VIN to see if you are affected by the recall at www.nhtsa.gov.