Everybody’s favorite little pit bike, the Grom 125, is being recalled by Honda. Apparently, the 2014 Grom (and the 2014 Forza Scooter) has a fuel pump issue in which a resin bracket inside the pump swells and interferes with the impeller, causing the pump to stop working properly. Recalls began November 28. Here are the details from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration:
Report Receipt Date: OCT 27, 2014
NHTSA Campaign Number: 14V672000
Component(s): Fuel system, gasoline
Potential Number of Units Affected: 10,076
Manufacturer: Honda (American Honda Motor Co.)
American Honda Motor Co. (Honda) is recalling certain model year 2014 Grom 125 motorcycles manufactured June 12, 2013, to September 24, 2014, and 2014 Forza-NSS300, and NSS300A motorcycles manufactured June 18, 2013, to May 21, 2014. The resin bracket inside the fuel pump of the affected motorcycles may swell, interfere with the impeller, and potentially lead to a fuel pump failure.
A fuel pump failure will cause the motorcycle to stall, increasing the risk of a crash.
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel pump with an updated fuel pump, free of charge. The recall began November 28, 2014. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-310-783-2000. Honda’s number for this recall is JL1 NSS300 (Forza) and JL2 Grom (Grom 125).
DETAILS FROM HONDA
American Honda is recalling the 2014 model year Grom 125. A resin bracket inside the fuel pump may swell and interfere with the impeller, which may cause the fuel pump to stop working properly.
While parked, this can prevent the engine from starting. While riding, particles may become stuck between the bracket and the impeller causing the engine to stall and possibly not re-start. A stalling engine will increase the risk of a crash.
Honda will notify the owners of all affected vehicles by mail and dealers will replace the original fuel pump with an updated design, free of charge. Because the new vehicle warranty on all affected vehicles would have provided a free repair for the problem addressed by this recall, without any payment by the owner, reimbursement for pre-notification repairs will not be offered. Notifications to customers about this recall are expected to begin mid-December, 2014. Owners may contact Motorcycle Customer Support at 1-866-784-1870.