Manufacturer: HONDA (AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO.)
Mfr's Report Date: SEP 14, 2009
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 09V362000
N/ANHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: STRUCTURE:FRAME AND MEMBERS
Potential Number of Units Affected: 688
Summary: HONDA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2002 VTX1800 MOTORCYCLES MANUFACTURED BETWEEN AUGUST 14 AND OCTOBER 4, 2001. THE SWINGARM MAY NOT HAVE BEEN PROPERLY WELDED.
Consequence: THE SWINGARM COULD BREAK WHILE RIDINGCAUSING THE RIDER TO LOSE CONTROL, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN CRASH.
Remedy: HONDA WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE WELD AND, IF NECESSARY, REPLACE THE SWINGARM.
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