Honda is recalling certain Gold Wing models due to their airbag propellant degrading over the years which may cause the airbags to unintentionally inflate, potentially causing unwanted harm to the rider. Owners will be contacted or can contact Honda themselves to have the issue remedied free of charge.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. January 18, 2018

Honda Recall: Air Bag Inflator May Explode

An inflator explosion may result in sharp metal fragments striking the rider resulting in serious injury or death.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V045000

Manufacturer: Honda (American Honda Motor Co.)

Components: AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected: 960

HONDA GL 1800 GOLD WING 2009 – 2010, 2012 – 2016

Summary: Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2009-2010 and 2012-2016 Honda GL1800 Gold Wing motorcycles. These motorcycles have air bag inflators assembled as part of the air bag module that may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to lower absolute humidity, temperature and temperature cycling.

Remedy: Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the air bag module, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Honda Motorcycle Customer Support at 1-866-784-1870. Honda’s number for this recall is KJ1.

Notes: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to