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ADV NewsHonda Issues Recall on CRF250L and CRF250L Rally Models

Honda Issues Recall on CRF250L and CRF250L Rally Models

Honda recalls certain small-bore motorcycles with transmission issues.

Published on 07.09.2019

Honda has issued a recall on certain 2018 CRF250L and CRF250L Rally models for potential transmission issues. A total of 2,130 CRF models are affected by the recall issued through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. A safety recall has also been issued on other small-bore Honda motorcycles that share the same powerplant (i.e. CB300R, CBR300R, CMX300) bringing the total number of motorcycles affected to 3,898.

According to the defect report, the transmission mainshaft may have been improperly machined during manufacturing which could result in the circlip not completely seating into the mainshaft circlip groove. This could cause the circlip to become loose and dislodge resulting in damaged gears.

Honda CRF250L Dual Sport


What Can Happen:

A misaligned gear can shift the transmission from neutral into gear during engine start, potentially resulting in unexpected motorcycle movement or seize the transmission and rear wheel while the motorcycle is in motion. Both conditions increase the risk of crash or injury.

Models Affected by Honda's Recall
All models affected by the recall.

How To Get It Fixed:

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the transmission main shaft, free of charge.The recall begun June 28, 2019 and it affects only certain VINs. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-866-784-1870. Honda’s number for this recall is KK3. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or check your VIN for recalls at

Author: ADV Pulse Staff

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  1. I lucked out, but I hardly call a locked up trans and the resulting internal and possibly external damage a minor flaw as one put it. To say nothing of the inconvenience of not being able to ride the thing if you were recalled….sometimes it takes a while for the dealers to get the parts needed as everybody is trying to get them. Look at how long some of the cage airbag recalls took.

  2. Thanks for the recall information but your article says the recall only concerns some 2018 models. Your 250 Rally picture is a 2017 model. That misleads those of us who know a 2018 from a 2017.

  3. Own 2017 CRF250L rally with abs rock locked up front wheel I went over the bars at40mph suffered collar bone and rib fractures I’m looking into disk brake guards for my cycle been riding 0ver 35 years never suffered injuries like this for no reason of my own doing please help I love this bike and can’t wait to go riding again soon


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