General Information

NHTSA Campaign ID Number: 15V230000

Make Model Year
HONDA CBR1000S 2014
Date Owners Notified Date Received by ODI Date Added to Database
2015-05-08 2015-04-17 2015-04-17

Production Dates: 2013-12-09 - 2014-03-28

Manufacturers Involved: Honda (American Honda Motor Co.)

Manufacturer Campaign Number: JQ3


Potential Number Of Units Affected: 504

Report Initiator: MFR MFR Report


Honda "American Honda Motor Co." is recalling certain model year 2014 Honda CBR1000S motorcycles manufactured December 9, 2013, to March 28, 2014, and 2015 Honda CBR1000S motorcycles manufactured October 20, 2014, to February 27, 2015. The affected motorcycles may have been built with an improperly manufactured rear shock absorber. The nut on the damper rod for these shock absorbers may loosen, resulting in a loss of damping and the possible disassembling of the shock.


If the damper rod nut loosens, shock absorber performance would be affected, possibly causing a loss of vehicle control and increasing the risk of a crash.


Honda will notify owners, and dealers will remove the shock assembly and send it to the supplier's service center for repair. Once repaired, the supplier's service center will ship the shock assembly back to the dealer and the dealership will reinstall the shock on the motorcycle. This work will be performed free of charge. The recall began on May 8, 2015. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-866-784-1870. Honda's number for this recall is JQ3.


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