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2016-09-02

NBC110

Honda NBC110 stalling issues - your safety may be at risk

Members across the country are reporting their Honda NBC110 motorcycles stalling unexpectedly.

The matter seems to be sporadic so far without any clear patterns of occurrence.

Australia Post has issued directions to its service providers to undertake a diagnostic exercise during the regular service schedule based on guidelines issued earlier this year by Honda.

An extensive risk assessment has also been referred to Comcare and consultation around this will continue to occur with your Union.

However, given the matter is not yet resolved and the NBC110 being subject to a safety recall in back in 2013 for a stalling issue related to the motorcycle’s fuel pump, the Union advises members to immediately discontinue use of their NBC110 motorcycle should they experience a stall on duty.

Do not attempt to restart and continue operating the motorcycle until it has been determined by a service technician as safe to operate. Continuing its use prior to such a determination may put your safety and the safety of other road users at significant risk.

It is critical that members follow the below instructions in the event of a stall: 

  1. Discontinue use of the motorcycle immediately – do not attempt to continue operating after a stall.

  2. Contact your team leader or manager to advise your location for the motorcycle to be collected from and for a replacement motorcycle to be made available to you.

  3. If another motorcycle is not available for your use, you must make yourself available for reasonable alternate duties.

  4. Contact your Branch Union office to report the stall to your official.

  5. Complete an incident report form immediately upon your return to your workplace.

 We’ll keep you posted on this matter as it progresses.

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