Honda Motorcycle Recall

VT600s, VLXs and VTX 1300s may have issues

Proud owner of a new Honda V-twin? Best check the year and model. Honda has just issued a recall of '06 and '07 VT600s and '07-'08 VT750 and VTX1300 motorcycles because of a fire hazard in the fuel-delivery system-an improperly manufactured fuel-control-valve diaphragm that could leak and potentially cause a fire.

According to a warning issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), "The fuel control valve diaphragm and the fuel valve may drip fuel. In the presence of an ignition source, dripping fuel poses the risk of fire."

The recall will affect 39,000 VT600s, VLXs and VTX1300s and apparently all 750 V-twins designated as 2007 or 2008 models. Honda dealers will replace the fuel-control-valve diaphragm assembly free of charge when the recall officially begins on April 10.

Consumers may contact Honda at 866.784.1870 or the NHTSA at 888.327.4236 (TTy 800.424.9153), or view more info at or Go to for the full text.

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