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This Motorcycle Horn Issue May Increase One’s Risk Of Crash


Of all the car, motorcycle, and tractor-trailer parts that make up the vehicles, the horn is one piece that is seldom thought about. Why? Well, for one, people don’t necessarily use it all that often. They might sound the unit every once in a while if another car begins swerving into their lane. Then again, they may toot the device to let a friend or co-worker who is carpooling with them know that they have arrived.

For most folks, they only think about the horn when they push it, and it doesn’t work, or if vehicle inspection time has rolled around. Perhaps, this single component deserves more attention, though. After all, it can prevent people from getting side-swiped, inform others in driveways that a car is behind them, and warn folks of other potential dangers.

Horns Typically Aren’t Viewed As Dangerous

The device is mounted under the hood or attached to the frame of a vehicle where it remains out of sight and out of mind. However, there is a possible problem with 4,348 horns on 2019 CRF450L motorcycles. The American Honda Motor Co. is expected to begin recall number KK4 on December 2, 2019. The horn mount may break, causing the horn to detach from the motorcycle. Of course, this doesn’t sound like a massive deal, but it could turn into one.

If the horn interferes with the tire or handlebars, the operator could lose his or her ability to control the cycle. In turn, their risk of crash increases. Additionally, should the piece happen to fall to the ground without affecting the rider, it turns into road debris. As such, a passenger vehicle or another motorcycle could hit the object, increasing their risk of becoming involved in a crash too.

The corporation is supposed to contact owners directly. Then, certified dealers will replace the mount, free of charge. Individuals that have more questions or concerns about the matter should contact Honda’s customer service department at 1-866-784-1870. Be sure to mention the recall number KK4 to ensure that you get the most relevant and up-to-date information.

What If This Problem Leaves You Injured?

The remedy for this situation is still a couple of months away. A lot can happen in that time frame. If your horn falls off, causes you to crash, and leaves you with significant injuries, it is in your best interest to contact a personal injury attorney. Our attorneys use teamwork, personal attention, and experience to get results for our clients. Large establishments like manufacturing companies have lawyers standing by to twist and bend the truth. They even attempt to shift blame onto the victim.

Don’t allow these persons to walk all over you in your time of need. Instead, put a proven commodity in your corner to fight on your behalf and show them you mean business. The partners have successfully resolved over 10,000 accident injury cases, and they have recovered over $500 million for victims. So, don’t delay any longer. Rather, give us a call and allow the team to do the same for you.

During his time as a public attorney for the State of Florida, Bernard Walsh developed a passion for defending the legal rights of Florida's citizens. Having seen many people being taken advantage of after being injured and the financial harm that can cause for families he committed himself fully to helping injured clients get justice, by fighting to make greedy insurance companies pay what they owe.

This Motorcycle Horn Issue May Increase One’s Risk Of Crash

Goldman Babboni Fernandez
Murphy & Walsh




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