Well, that's a bunch of BS. I told them specifically that mine was cleaned and that it didn't resolve the issue and was back into the dealer 2500 miles later for round 2 of tank cleaning, fuel pump and fuel injectors X 2 replacement.
Honda responded to the NHSTA investigation on Oct 9th. Sadly only the cover letter is available and not their findings.
Interesting tid bit
"ODI also learned that Honda implemented a fuel tank cleaning improvement campaign in mid-production (March 6, 2020) as a result of these failures. ODI is not aware of any complaints in the population of bikes manufactured after this production change was implemented."
I read that as bikes manufactured after that date have had the tanks properly treated, not bikes manufactured prior and repaired in the wild.Well, that's a bunch of BS. I told them specifically that mine was cleaned and that it didn't resolve the issue and was back into the dealer 2500 miles later for round 2 of tank cleaning, fuel pump and fuel injectors X 2 replacement.
Bunch of nonsense.
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I get it, but I am not buying Honda's statement that cleaning the tank is a long term solution. It's still the same tank and still the same problem.I read that as bikes manufactured after that date, not bikes manufactured prior and repaired in the wild.
I hope that you are correct, but I think you give Honda too much credit. Honda was well aware of the issues with the 2018/19 models when they released the 2020 models with the same issue to it's customers.I suspect that 'Cleaning during the manufacturing process' would involve something very different to what a dealer could do. It's infuriating that the factory knew 6 months ago that there was a serious problem in the field but still treated customers like idiots by denying it (at first). However, my guess is that the factory would not do half a fix. In other words they would know that the same bikes were coming back into dealers after the supposed cleaning of the tanks, so my guess is 'cleaning' on the production line will mean something very different. (But maybe I'm giving Honda too much credit).
That of course is my worry as well. The above cover letter says that "ODI is not aware of any complaints in the population of bikes manufactured after this production change was implemented." But that means pretty much nothing. It could take several thousands of miles for an issue to present even if Honda did nothing different. Pushing the issue down the road perhaps they buy several thousands of miles more, but that doesn't seem to me to be a "fix." Rather a stall for an issue to a process that really needs an overhaul.Cleaning the tanks is not a solution and only pushes the issue down the road which Honda knows.
Based on the ODI statement, no bikes manufactured from March have been involved in complaints.Odometer passed 5,600 miles yesterday. Still no problems. Dealer told me a couple months ago he would scope my tank but I haven’t taken him up on it. Frame VIN sticker on mine says 4/20 (manufactured April 2020?). Is it possible mine was ‘fixed’ before it shipped?