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Honda X-ADV recalled over power-loss issue

The recall affects bikes built between 2017 and 2018

Honda X-ADV recalled over power-loss issue

THE HONDA X-ADV has been subject of a recalls effecting all bikes made between 26th January 2017 and 4th October 2018, owners of bikes built in this period are being urged to contact their Honda dealer for more information.

The problem stems from the PPTC (Polymer Positive Temperature Coefficient) module which is an internal, resettable fuse that’s located within the bikes ECU. When the bike is ridden at low speeds, the PPTC may overheat and trip, causing the bike to go into a type of limp mode.

The recall states that when this occurs, it’s impossible to change gear and the power to the back wheel may be lost altogether, causing the bike to stop.

The full recall notes state:

“When the motorcycle is continuously ridden at low speed, the heat generated affects the PPTC (polymer positive temperature coefficient) device of the ECU and the motor cycle may enter into fail safe mode.

“This makes it impossible to shift gear and the driving force may be lost and it will not be possible to continue riding.”

It’s worth noting that we had an X-ADV as a long-term test bike from Honda earlier this year and had no issues with the bike at all, with Visodown editor, Alan Dowds saying:

“It’s actually a lot of fun to ride in town, the brakes are very good (twin radial four-potters up front ftw), and the BridgestoneTrail Wing tyres also work well round town, in the current hot dry conditions anyway. It handles well, and the only chassis woes come from the seat being just that bit too tall for me, so I can only really get one tiptoe down at a standstill.”

To read the recall notice in full head to the FEMA website by clicking here.

 

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