In case you haven’t heard, if you own a Honda VT750s VT600s, VLXs and VTX 1300s manufactured in 2006, 2007 or 2008 you may be in danger every time you start your engine.
Honda has issued a recall of these models which is now in progress as of April 10, 2008. The recall is due to the discovery of an improperly manufactured fuel control value diaphragm which could leak and poses a fire hazard in the fuel delivery system. Honda dealers will replace the fuel control valve diaphragm assembly free of charge. The recall will affect 39,000 VT600s, VLXs and VTX1300s and apparently all 750 V-twins designated ’07 or ’08 models.
A warning issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) states: “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.” Follow this link for the official NHTSA document.
Consumers may contact Honda at 1-866-784-1870 Reference Recall No. Q75 or the NHTSA at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or view more info at http://safercar.gov or consumeraffairs.com