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Motorcycle Recall - Honda

NHTSA Campaign ID:  09V362000
Component:  Structure: Frame and Members
Manufacturer:  American Honda Motor Co.
Recall Date: 09/14/2009
Potential Number of Units Affected: 688
Defect 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 Summary:
The swingarm could break while riding, causing the rider to lose control, possibly resulting in crash.
Corrective Summary:
Honda will notify owners and dealers will inspect the weld and, if necessary, replace the swingarm free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin on or about September 25, 2009. Owners may contact Honda motorcycle customer service at 1-866-784-1870.

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