Dear CBR1000RR Owner:

This notice is sent to you in accordance with the requirements of the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act.

What is the reason for this notice?
Honda Motor Co., Ltd. has decided that a defect which relates to motor vehicle safety may exist in certain 2008 model year Honda CBR1000RR motorcycles.

Under sustained high-engine-speed usage, a coolant hose clamp located on the water pump cover on affected 2008 CBR1000RR motorcycles may be weakened by engine vibration. If weakened, the clamp may break and allow hot coolant to spray onto the rider's left lower leg.

Safety Consequence
Hot coolant spraying onto the rider's leg can result in scalding increasing the risk of a crash.

What should you do?
Please call your authorized Honda motorcycle dealer and make an appointment to have your CBR1000RR repaired. A new coolant hose clamp will be installed on your CBR1000RR free of charge. Although the repair will take less than one hour, please plan to leave your CBR1000RR for a day to allow the dealer flexibility in scheduling.

Note: This recall only affects the clamp that secures the coolant hose to the water pump outlet. The hose clamps used to secure other hose connections are not affected and therefore should not be interchanged during future maintenance. Repairs or maintenance of the cooling system which require removal of the affected hose clamp must follow the instructions provided in

Honda Service Bulletin - CBR1000RR #6.

Who to contact if you experience problems?
If you are not satisfied with the service you receive from your Honda dealer, you may write to:

American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
Motorcycle Customer Service
Mail Stop 100-4C-7B
1919 Torrance Blvd.
Torrance, CA 90501-2746
(866) 784-1870

If you believe that American Honda or the dealer has failed or is unable to remedy the safety defect in your vehicle, without charge, within a reasonable period of time (60 days from the date you first contact the dealer for a repair appointment), you may submit a complaint to:

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
1200 New Jersey Ave., SE
Washington, DC 20590

Or call the toll-free Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 [TTY (800) 424-9153], or go to http://

What to do if you feel this notice is in error.
Our records show that you are the current owner of a 2008 CBR1000RR involved in this campaign. If this is not the case, or the name/address information is not correct, please fill out and return the enclosed, postage-paid

Information Change Card. We will then update our records.

If you have questions.

If you have any questions about this notice, or need assistance with locating a Honda dealer, please call Honda Motorcycle Customer Service at (866) 784-1870.

We apologize for any inconvenience this campaign may cause you.

American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
Motorcycle Division