April 03, 2008
Proud owner of a new Honda v-twin? Best check the year of the model.Honda has just issued a recall of 2006 and 2007 VT600s and 2007 to 2008 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 '07 or '08 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 1-866-784-1870 or the NHTSA at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or view more info at http://safercar.govor consumeraffairs.com
HONDA IS RECALLING 38,934 MY 2006-2007 VT600 AND MY 2007-2008 VT750 AND VTX1300 MOTORCYCLES. THE MOTORCYCLES MAY HAVE AN IMPROPERLY MANUFACTURED 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.