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Exclamation 2002 VTX Recall Notice, Swingarm

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Report Date : September 19, 2009 at 08:57 PM NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 09V362000 </SPAN>Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s): HONDA / VTX1800 2002
Manufacturer: HONDA (AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO.)Mfr's Report Date: SEP 14, 2009NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 09V362000 N/A
NHTSA Action Number: N/A Component: STRUCTURE:FRAME AND MEMBERSPotential Number of Units Affected: 688Summary:
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 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.Notes:
OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

Identification of potentially affected vehicles;
Make/Model Description VIN Range/Dates of Manufacture
Honda VTX 1800 Certain 2002 model year 1 HFSC46072A007853 - 1 HFSC46052A008256
Aug. 14.2001 - Aug. 22, 2001
1HFSC46032A010183 - 1HFSC46002A010447
Oct. 2, 2001 - Oct. 4, 2001
Description of the basis for the determination of the recall popUlation:
The recall population was based on manufacturing records. The VIN ranges
include all possible vehicles that could potentially experience the problem.
573.6(c)(3)

Total number of potentially affected vehicles: 688


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http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/cars/pr...lls//index.cfm

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post #2 of 63 (permalink) Old 09-20-2009, 11:30 AM
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Thanks Spike. I Have read and printed the 3 page recall from the NHTSA. I willl be contacting the dealer this week.

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thanks spike...i have to check with stump at *********...i swapped my 02 stock swing arm for a chrome swing arm..question is..i dont know what year the chromed one on my bike is.....
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Thanks for the great info Spike. Fortunately mine is not one of them but knowing that there are members out there looking out for the rest of us is what makes this place so great.


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Thanks for the heads up!

Here's the details from Honda:

http://nhthqnwws111.odi.nhtsa.dot.go...9V362-2997.pdf

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Thanks for the link.

Mine appears to be made in 04/01 (according to the vin tag) so it looks like mine is ok.

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You're welcome, but the thanks should go to PITVTX as I saw his post on the General board and copied it over here as it is a tech related problem.

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I bet a car tire would void your claim.
That's more like it



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How do I figure out what month my bike was produced, it is an 2002 1800 R?
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How do I figure out what month my bike was produced, it is an 2002 1800 R?
Go here;

www.bareasschoppers.com

and you will see a section on how to break down your VIN#

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