Honda Cbr1000rr 2008

Model Cbr1000rr made in 2008 by Honda got 25 consumer complains there is 1 recall as well as 5 service bulletins. Consumer complaints with reference, among others things, to engine, engine and engine cooling and power train. Technical service bulletines regarding electrical system, equipment and power train. There was one recall concerning engine and engine cooling .

Model 2008


CampaignManufacturerManufacturing dateType# of units affectedDate Owner notified MfgRecall Initiated byManufacturers of recalled vehicles/productsReport Recieved DateRecord Creation DateRegulation Part NumberFMVSS Number
09V174000HONDA (AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO.)from 11/16/2007 to 03/19/2008V (Vehicle)1289406/06/2009MFRHONDA (AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO.)05/21/200905/21/2009
Defect SummaryHonda is recalling 12,894 my 2008 cbr1000rr vehicles. a coolant hose clamp located on the water pump cover may break due to fatigue caused by vibration generated at continuous high engine speeds.
Consequence SummaryIf the clamp breaks, hot coolant can spray onto the riders left lower leg causing scalding to the rider.
Corrective SummaryDealers will install the new coolant hose clamp free of charge. the recall is expected to begin on or before june 6, 2009. owners may contact honda at 866-784-1870.
NotesHonda recall no. r08.owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to .


BulletinBulletin dateReplacement BulletinItem no.SummaryAdded
SB-12-00201/12/201210043248Honda: on some model vehicles, there is an alternator/starter tester (ast) module capable of testing alternators, installed on gr8 diagnostic battery station. *pe03/06/2012
SB-12-00201/12/201210043248Honda: on some model vehicles, there is an alternator/starter tester (ast) module capable of testing alternators, installed on gr8 diagnostic battery station. *pe03/06/2012
08-04005/31/200810025523Load carrying capacity reduced label for all honda vehicles. *pe08/15/2008
TSB-09-002001/01/200910030024Honda vehicle: product update campaign-clutch inner replacement. the enclosed campaign responsibility report for some vehicles shows the affected vins of units that were either sold by your dealership or are still in your inventory. *pe07/22/2009
MTB-1272101/01/200910030044Honda motorcycle: replace clutch inner: under certain usage, abrupt clutch engagement can transmit shock loads through the clutch, which may decreased the service life of other engine components. *pe07/29/2009

Consumer Complaints

Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
 The 2008 cbr1000rr i purchased at the begining of 2012 with approx. 4,000 miles on it burns an exessive amount of oil. i have put approx. 2,000 miles on it and have had to add 4 liters of oil . at 7,000 rpm and higher it blows smoke out of the exhaust . from what i've read this is a common problem amongst the 2008 and 2009 models. the dealerships head mechanic said that they have never heard of such a problem{adventure motorsports in twin falls idaho}.
 Just changed oil on my 2008 cbr1000rr again to find my oil low after 2000 miles. its burning 1.2qt every 2000 miles and seems to be burning more as i put more miles on the bike. i have owned many of honda cbr1000 and this is the 1st to ever burn oil and the amount is far to much to be called normal
 It burns a quart of oil every 600 miles. this is crap! the bike only has 3000 on it. i am really glad i checked it before it got any lower. honda says this normal. what a load of you know what! come on honda just admit you screwed up and recall these bikes and fix them.
 My 2008 honda cbr 1000rr burned 1.5 liters (of 3.2 total liters) of fully synthetic premium repsol engine oil, in 1000 miles of highway driving at 65 mph.
 My 2008 honda cbr1000rr motorcycle is consuming excess oil. this motorcycle burns a quart of oil every 300 to 400 miles. i need to ride with a back pack with oil whenever a ride is taken outside my local area. i have another cbr1000rr, but it's 2009 and it doesn't consume not one drop of oil and it has 12,120 miles and my 2008 only has 4435 miles. i learned from other owners that they have the same problem and get the run around with the honda dealerships. i had dealer personnel describe that honda had made changes on the engine internally for the 2009 model. (same motorcyle). in matter of fact, the piston rings for the 2008 don't even have part #'s in their system per honda employees! i feel cheated and robbed! i contacted american honda corporation and refused to make neccessary repairs. i was told that i can take my motorcycle to the local honda dealer for evaluation buy i'd be responsible with a $800 + tax = $856 to check the problem since motorcyle's warranty is expired! every single 2008 honda cbr1000rr has this problem! spoke to numberous individuals this year through my business and it's all over the internet! honda being a very reputable manufacture and myself owning 4 hondas in the last few years has surprised me that they won't stand behind their mistake. i understand it's a costly mistake and that's why they don't want to have a recall. but all owners of the 2008 honda cbr1000rr will have to live with this defect that makes the motorcycle dangerous and create the engine to sieze and lock up if oil goes too low. we all would greately appreciate any assistance you can do. thank you respecfully submitted
 Tl* the contact owns a 2008 honda cbr1000rr. the contact stated that the rings around the engine were not sealed properly, causing oil to spill from the rear of the vehicle and the vehicle to shake when it reached a speed of 50 mph. the engine needed to be replaced and the manufacturer agreed to do so free of charge. the contacts concern was that the engine would lock up at high speeds causing a crash. the failure mileage was 579. the current mileage was approximately 700.
 Tl* the contact owns a 2008 honda cbr 1000rr motorcycle. while driving at speeds 55 mph, the vehicle began to excessively shake and the check engine warning light illuminated on the warning panel. the vehicle then began to abnormally smoke and the contact noticed oil leaking from the vehicle. the vehicle was taken to the dealer where the contact was awaiting a diagnosis of the failure. the vin was not available. the failure and current mileages were 2,100.
 Information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u.s.c. 552(b)(6) the purpose of this letter is to inform you of a service failure i experienced with honda motorcycles; according to several honda dealers that i've contacted my motorcycle had a recall performed concerning the clutch and the problem with the slipping. this recall was done before i own the cbr 1000. unfortunately, the clutch was never repaired the problem with the recall still exists in the motorcycle. i've had the clutch replaced which didn't fix the problem, it continues to slip and has the same characteristics of the recall. when i contacted several of honda's dealers they were very vague about how to repair the clutch problem and told me the only thing i could do is bring the motorcycle in and pay them an hourly rate so they could diagnose the problem, to say the least i was very disappointed and frustrated of the defensiveness and cockiness of the service writers. so, instead of the support of the honda reps im trying to repair the recall with the help of my local motorcycle/repair shop. i spent countless hours and hundreds of dollars to try and fix a problem with your motorcycles that obviously have this problem. this is not due to user error or abuse of this motorcycle and is just simply trying to enjoy my motorcycle that i bought i hope that once you have research this issue, we can come to a mutual agreement about what needs to take place in order to resolve this issue. i'm a loyal honda motorcycle buyer and has bought four honda's previous to this one. im looking forward to hearing from you soon. please feel free to contact me for any questions or additional information at any time at [xxx] or at my email [xxx], the vin # [xxx]. *tr